Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : wpa vulnerabilities (USN-2808-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 86848
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected hostapd and / or wpasupplicant packages.