Debian DSA-3233-1 : wpa - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 83061
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


The Google security team and the smart hardware research group of Alibaba security team discovered a flaw in how wpa_supplicant used SSID information when creating or updating P2P peer entries. A remote attacker can use this flaw to cause wpa_supplicant to crash, expose memory contents, and potentially execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade the wpa packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0-3+deb7u2. Note that this issue does not affect the binary packages distributed in Debian as the CONFIG_P2P is not enabled for the build.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.3-1+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83061

File Name: debian_DSA-3233.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/27/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:wpa, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/24/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1863

BID: 74296

DSA: 3233