Scientific Linux Security Update : wpa_supplicant on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79715


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A command injection flaw was found in the way the wpa_cli utility executed action scripts. If wpa_cli was run in daemon mode to execute an action script (specified using the -a command line option), and wpa_supplicant was configured to connect to a P2P group, malicious P2P group parameters could cause wpa_cli to execute arbitrary code.


Update the affected wpa_supplicant and / or wpa_supplicant-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79715

File Name: sl_20141203_wpa_supplicant_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/12/04

Modified: 2014/12/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3686