Scientific Linux Security Update : wpa_supplicant on SL7.x x86_64 (20141203)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79715
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.
(CVE-2014-3686)

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?51724107

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79715

File Name: sl_20141203_wpa_supplicant_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/4/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

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:fermilab:scientific_linux:wpa_supplicant, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:wpa_supplicant-debuginfo, 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: 12/3/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/16/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3686