Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : wpa, wpasupplicant vulnerability (USN-2383-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78468
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJouni Malinen discovered that the wpa_cli tool incorrectly sanitized strings when being used with action scripts. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary commands.
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SolutionUpdate the affected wpasupplicant package.