SuSE 11.3 Security Update : wpa_supplicant (SAT Patch Number 9894)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 78868
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

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The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


This update fixes a remote code execution vulnerability in wpa_supplicant's wpa_cli and hostapd_cli tools. CVE-2014-3686 has been assigned to this issue.

Additionally, password based authentication with PKCS#5v2 has been enabled.


Apply SAT patch number 9894.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78868

File Name: suse_11_wpa_supplicant-141015.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/5/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:wpa_supplicant, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:wpa_supplicant-gui, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/15/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3686