Fedora 29 : hostapd (2019-f409af9fbe)

high Nessus Plugin ID 124252

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Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

Update to version 2.7 from upstream Security fix for CVE-2019-9494 (cache attack against SAE) Security fix for CVE-2019-9495 (cache attack against EAP-pwd) Security fix for CVE-2019-9496 (SAE confirm missing state validation in hostapd/AP) Security fix for CVE-2019-9497 (EAP-pwd server not checking for reflection attack) Security fix for CVE-2019-9498 (EAP-pwd server missing commit validation for scalar/element) Security fix for CVE-2019-9499 (EAP-pwd peer missing commit validation for scalar/element)

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Solution

Update the affected hostapd package.

See Also

https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2019-f409af9fbe

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 124252

File Name: fedora_2019-f409af9fbe.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/24/2019

Updated: 1/23/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:hostapd, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:29

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/23/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/17/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-9494, CVE-2019-9495, CVE-2019-9496, CVE-2019-9497, CVE-2019-9498, CVE-2019-9499