A vulnerability has been reported in the Linux Kernel, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the "bat_socket_read()" function (net/batman/icmp_socket.c), which can be exploited to cause a userspace buffer overflow by sending specially crafted packets to a vulnerable system.
The vulnerability is reported in version 188.8.131.52. Other versions may also be affected.
Original Advisory: https://lists.open-mesh.org/pipermail/b.a.t.m.a.n/2011-December/005904.html
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Subject: Linux Kernel B.A.T.M.A.N. "bat_socket_read()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
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