GLSA-201606-17 : hostapd and wpa_supplicant: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201606-17
(hostapd and wpa_supplicant: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities exist in both hostapd and wpa_supplicant.
Please review the CVE identifiers for more information.

Impact :

Remote attackers could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
process or cause Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All hostapd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-wireless/hostapd-2.5'
All wpa_supplicant users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91862 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3686

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