Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : wpa vulnerability (USN-2577-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that wpa_supplicant incorrectly handled SSID
information when creating or updating P2P peer entries. A remote
attacker could use this issue to cause wpa_supplicant to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, expose memory contents, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected wpasupplicant package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83052 ()

Bugtraq ID: 74296

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1863

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