Oracle Linux 7 : wpa_supplicant (ELSA-2017-2907) (KRACK)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:2907 :

An update for wpa_supplicant is now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The wpa_supplicant packages contain an 802.1X Supplicant with support
for WEP, WPA, WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i / RSN), and various EAP
authentication methods. They implement key negotiation with a WPA
Authenticator for client stations and controls the roaming and IEEE
802.11 authentication and association of the WLAN driver.

Security Fix(es) :

* A new exploitation technique called key reinstallation attacks
(KRACK) affecting WPA2 has been discovered. A remote attacker within
Wi-Fi range could exploit these attacks to decrypt Wi-Fi traffic or
possibly inject forged Wi-Fi packets by manipulating cryptographic
handshakes used by the WPA2 protocol. (CVE-2017-13077, CVE-2017-13078,
CVE-2017-13080, CVE-2017-13082, CVE-2017-13086, CVE-2017-13087,
CVE-2017-13088)

Red Hat would like to thank CERT for reporting these issues. Upstream
acknowledges Mathy Vanhoef (University of Leuven) as the original
reporter of these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-October/007266.html

Solution :

Update the affected wpa_supplicant package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 103914 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-13077
CVE-2017-13078
CVE-2017-13080
CVE-2017-13082
CVE-2017-13086
CVE-2017-13087
CVE-2017-13088

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