Virtuozzo 6 : wpa_supplicant (VZLSA-2017-2911)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 119233
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Synopsis

The remote Virtuozzo host is missing a security update.

Description

An update for wpa_supplicant is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. 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) :

* A new exploitation technique called key reinstallation attacks (KRACK) affecting WPA2 has been discovered. A remote attacker within Wi-Fi range could exploit these attacks to decrypt Wi-Fi traffic or possibly inject forged Wi-Fi packets by manipulating cryptographic handshakes used by the WPA2 protocol. (CVE-2017-13077, CVE-2017-13078, CVE-2017-13080, CVE-2017-13087)

Red Hat would like to thank CERT for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Mathy Vanhoef (University of Leuven) as the original reporter of these issues.

Note that Tenable Network Security has attempted to extract the preceding description block directly from the corresponding Red Hat security advisory. Virtuozzo provides no description for VZLSA advisories. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected wpa_supplicant package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?c4375aa7

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2911

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119233

File Name: Virtuozzo_VZLSA-2017-2911.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 11/27/2018

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:wpa_supplicant, cpe:/o:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:6

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/18/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-13077, CVE-2017-13078, CVE-2017-13080, CVE-2017-13087