Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : wpa_supplicant (MDVSA-2015:120)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 82373
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Synopsis

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

Updated 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.

Solution

Update the affected wpa_supplicant package.

See Also

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0429.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82373

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-120.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 3/30/2015

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:mandriva:linux:wpa_supplicant, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/29/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3686

MDVSA: 2015:120