Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wpa_supplicant (MDVSA-2014:211)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78731
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The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Updated wpa_supplicant packages fix security vulnerability :

A vulnerability was found in the mechanism wpa_cli and hostapd_cli use for executing action scripts. An unsanitized string received from a remote device can be passed to a system() call resulting in arbitrary command execution under the privileges of the wpa_cli/hostapd_cli process (which may be root in common use cases) (CVE-2014-3686).

Using the wpa_supplicant package, systems are exposed to the vulnerability if operating as a WPS registrar.


Update the affected wpa_supplicant package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78731

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-211.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 10/30/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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:mandriva:linux:wpa_supplicant, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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: 10/29/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3686

BID: 70396

MDVSA: 2014:211