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VPR Score: 6
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201711-03 (hostapd and wpa_supplicant: Key Reinstallation (KRACK) attacks)
WiFi Protected Access (WPA and WPA2) and it’s associated technologies are all vulnerable to the KRACK attacks. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.
An attacker can carry out the KRACK attacks on a wireless network in order to gain access to network clients. Once achieved, the attacker can potentially harvest confidential information (e.g. HTTP/HTTPS), inject malware, or perform a myriad of other attacks.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll hostapd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-wireless/hostapd-2.6-r1' All wpa_supplicant users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-wireless/wpa_supplicant-2.6-r3'