Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : wpa, wpasupplicant vulnerabilities (USN-2650-1)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Kostya Kortchinsky discovered multiple flaws in wpa_supplicant and
hostapd. A remote attacker could use these issues to cause
wpa_supplicant or hostapd to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2015-4141, CVE-2015-4142, CVE-2015-4143, CVE-2015-4144,
CVE-2015-4145, CVE-2015-4146).

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 hostapd and / or wpasupplicant packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84230 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-4141

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