openSUSE Security Update : wpa_supplicant (openSUSE-2018-1316)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 118487


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for wpa_supplicant provides the following fixes :

This security issues was fixe :

- CVE-2018-14526: Under certain conditions, the integrity of EAPOL-Key messages was not checked, leading to a decryption oracle. An attacker within range of the Access Point and client could have abused the vulnerability to recover sensitive information (bsc#1104205)

These non-security issues were fixed :

- Fix reading private key passwords from the configuration file. (bsc#1099835)

- Enable PWD as EAP method. This allows for password-based authentication, which is easier to setup than most of the other methods, and is used by the Eduroam network.

- compile eapol_test binary to allow testing via radius proxy and server (note: this does not match CONFIG_EAPOL_TEST which sets -Werror and activates an assert call inside the code of wpa_supplicant) (bsc#1111873), (fate#326725)

- Enabled timestamps in log file when being invoked by systemd service file (bsc#1080798).

- Fixes the default file permissions of the debug log file to more sane values, i.e. it is no longer world-readable (bsc#1098854).

- Open the debug log file with O_CLOEXEC, which will prevent file descriptor leaking to child processes (bsc#1098854).

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-15:Update update project.


Update the affected wpa_supplicant packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 118487

File Name: openSUSE-2018-1316.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/29

Updated: 2018/12/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

CVSS v3.0

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:novell:opensuse:wpa_supplicant, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wpa_supplicant-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wpa_supplicant-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wpa_supplicant-gui, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wpa_supplicant-gui-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:15.0

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14526