Debian DLA-1462-1 : wpa security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 111618


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


The following vulnerability was discovered in wpa_supplicant.

CVE-2018-14526: | An issue was discovered in rsn_supp/wpa.c in wpa_supplicant 2.0 | through 2.6. Under certain conditions, the integrity of EAPOL-Key | messages is not checked, leading to a decryption oracle. An attacker | within range of the Access Point and client can abuse the | vulnerability to recover sensitive information.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 2.3-1+deb8u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your wpa packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111618

File Name: debian_DLA-1462.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/10/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:hostapd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wpagui, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wpasupplicant, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wpasupplicant-udeb, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 8/9/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14526