Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wpa_supplicant (MDVSA-2014:211)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated wpa_supplicant packages fix security vulnerability :

A vulnerability was found in the mechanism wpa_cli and hostapd_cli use
for executing action scripts. An unsanitized string received from a
remote device can be passed to a system() call resulting in arbitrary
command execution under the privileges of the wpa_cli/hostapd_cli
process (which may be root in common use cases) (CVE-2014-3686).

Using the wpa_supplicant package, systems are exposed to the
vulnerability if operating as a WPS registrar.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected wpa_supplicant package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78731 ()

Bugtraq ID: 70396

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3686

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