Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 19.04 : wpa vulnerability (USN-4098-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 128023
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that wpa_supplicant and hostapd were vulnerable to a side channel attack against EAP-pwd. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to recover certain passwords.
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SolutionUpdate the affected hostapd and / or wpasupplicant packages.