Debian DSA-3052-1 : wpa - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78519
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Jouni Malinen discovered an input sanitization issue in the wpa_cli and hostapd_cli tools included in the wpa package. A remote wifi system within range could provide a crafted string triggering arbitrary code execution running with privileges of the affected wpa_cli or hostapd_cli process.

Solution

Upgrade the wpa packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0-3+deb7u1.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=765352

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/wpa

https://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3052

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78519

File Name: debian_DSA-3052.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/17/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wpa, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/15/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3686

BID: 70396

DSA: 3052