Fedora 7 : wpa_supplicant-0.5.7-3.fc7 (2007-0185)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27654


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


A buffer overflow flaw was found in the debugging code of Fedora's version of wpa_supplicant. This can be triggered by those using NetworkManager.

It is recommended that users of wpa_supplicant or NetworkManager update to this package (and the accompanying NetworkManager packages) which removes the affected debug code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected wpa_supplicant, wpa_supplicant-debuginfo and / or wpa_supplicant-gui packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27654

File Name: fedora_2007-0185.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/06

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:wpa_supplicant, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:wpa_supplicant-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:wpa_supplicant-gui, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:7

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/04

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2007-0185