This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-22
(wpa_supplicant: Buffer overflow vulnerability)
wpa_supplicant contains a possible buffer overflow due to the lacking
validation of received EAPOL-Key frames.
An attacker could cause the crash of wpa_supplicant using a specially
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All wpa_supplicant users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-wireless/wpa_supplicant-0.2.7'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 17127 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-22.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-0470