Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : wpa vulnerability (USN-2577-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83052
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that wpa_supplicant incorrectly handled SSID information when creating or updating P2P peer entries. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause wpa_supplicant to crash, resulting in a denial of service, expose memory contents, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected wpasupplicant package.