Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : wpa vulnerabilities (USN-2808-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86848

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VPR Score: 3.6


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that wpa_supplicant incorrectly handled WMM Sleep Mode Response frame processing. A remote attacker could use this issue to perform broadcast/multicast packet injections, or cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-5310)

It was discovered that wpa_supplicant and hostapd incorrectly handled certain EAP-pwd messages. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-5314, CVE-2015-5315)

It was discovered that wpa_supplicant incorrectly handled certain EAP-pwd Confirm messages. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 15.10.

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


Update the affected hostapd and / or wpasupplicant packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86848

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2808-1.nasl

Version: 2.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/11/11

Updated: 2020/09/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:hostapd, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:wpasupplicant, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/11/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/01/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5310, CVE-2015-5314, CVE-2015-5315, CVE-2015-5316

USN: 2808-1