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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated wpa_supplicant and hostapd 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 Mandriva wpa_supplicant package, systems are exposed to the vulnerability if operating as a WPS registrar.
SolutionUpdate the affected wpa_supplicant package.