Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : wpa, wpasupplicant vulnerabilities (USN-2650-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84230
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionKostya Kortchinsky discovered multiple flaws in wpa_supplicant and hostapd. A remote attacker could use these issues to cause wpa_supplicant or hostapd to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2015-4141, CVE-2015-4142, CVE-2015-4143, CVE-2015-4144, CVE-2015-4145, CVE-2015-4146).
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SolutionUpdate the affected hostapd and / or wpasupplicant packages.