Scientific Linux Security Update : wpa_supplicant on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20171018) (KRACK)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 103959

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Security Fix(es): * A new exploitation technique called key reinstallation attacks (KRACK) affecting WPA2 has been discovered. A remote attacker within Wi-Fi range could exploit these attacks to decrypt Wi-Fi traffic or possibly inject forged Wi-Fi packets by manipulating cryptographic handshakes used by the WPA2 protocol.
(CVE-2017-13077, CVE-2017-13078, CVE-2017-13080, CVE-2017-13087)

Solution

Update the affected wpa_supplicant and / or wpa_supplicant-debuginfo packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?deb4e9e0

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103959

File Name: sl_20171018_wpa_supplicant_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 3.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/19/2017

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Vector: AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:wpa_supplicant, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:wpa_supplicant-debuginfo, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 10/18/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/17/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-13077, CVE-2017-13078, CVE-2017-13080, CVE-2017-13087

IAVA: 2017-A-0310