CentOS 7 : wpa_supplicant (CESA-2018:3107)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 118993
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

An update for wpa_supplicant is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The wpa_supplicant packages contain an 802.1X Supplicant with support for WEP, WPA, WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i / RSN), and various EAP authentication methods. They implement key negotiation with a WPA Authenticator for client stations and controls the roaming and IEEE 802.11 authentication and association of the WLAN driver.

Security Fix(es) :

* wpa_supplicant: Unauthenticated EAPOL-Key decryption in wpa_supplicant (CVE-2018-14526)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Solution

Update the affected wpa_supplicant package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?1c18cd8b

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118993

File Name: centos_RHSA-2018-3107.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/16/2018

Updated: 4/8/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-14526

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.4

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:wpa_supplicant, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/15/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/8/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14526

RHSA: 2018:3107