Oracle Linux 7 : wpa_supplicant (ELSA-2014-1956)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1956 :

An updated wpa_supplicant package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

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

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

A command injection flaw was found in the way the wpa_cli utility
executed action scripts. If wpa_cli was run in daemon mode to execute
an action script (specified using the -a command line option), and
wpa_supplicant was configured to connect to a P2P group, malicious P2P
group parameters could cause wpa_cli to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2014-3686)

Red Hat would like to thank Jouni Malinen for reporting this issue.

All wpa_supplicant users are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-December/004683.html

Solution :

Update the affected wpa_supplicant package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79709 ()

Bugtraq ID: 70396

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3686

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