Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : hostapd (MDVSA-2012:168)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 62659
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The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in hostapd :

hostapd 0.7.3, and possibly other versions before 1.0, uses 0644 permissions for /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information such as credentials (CVE-2012-2389).

Heap-based buffer overflow in the eap_server_tls_process_fragment function in eap_server_tls_common.c in the EAP authentication server in hostapd 0.6 through 1.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash or abort) via a small TLS Message Length value in an EAP-TLS message with the More Fragments flag set (CVE-2012-4445).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected hostapd package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62659

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-168.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 10/23/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:hostapd, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/22/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2389, CVE-2012-4445

BID: 54093, 55826

MDVSA: 2012:168