SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : wpa_supplicant (SUSE-SU-2015:1013-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 84079


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


wpa_supplicant was updated to fix three security issues :

- CVE-2015-0210: wpa_supplicant: broken certificate subject check this adds the 'domain_match' config option from upstream (additional to the already existing domain_suffix_match)

- CVE-2014-3686: hostapd command execution

- CVE-2015-1863: P2P SSID processing vulnerability

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-244=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-244=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84079

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1013-1.nasl

Version: 2.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/10/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wpa_supplicant, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wpa_supplicant-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:wpa_supplicant-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/21/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/15/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3686, CVE-2015-0210, CVE-2015-1863

BID: 70396, 74296