Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 / 17.10 : linux-firmware vulnerabilities (USN-3505-1) (KRACK)

low Nessus Plugin ID 105038
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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

Mathy Vanhoef discovered that the firmware for several Intel WLAN devices incorrectly handled WPA2 in relation to Wake on WLAN. A remote attacker could use this issue with key reinstallation attacks to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2017-13080, CVE-2017-13081).

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Solution

Update the affected linux-firmware package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3505-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 105038

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3505-1.nasl

Version: 3.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/6/2017

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: 122878, 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.9

Temporal Score: 2.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-firmware, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/6/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/17/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-13080, CVE-2017-13081

USN: 3505-1

IAVA: 2017-A-0310