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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 86848

Synopsis

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

Description

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.
(CVE-2015-5316).

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.

Solution

Update the affected hostapd and / or wpasupplicant packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2808-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86848

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2808-1.nasl

Version: 2.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/11/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3

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:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/10/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/6/2016

Reference Information

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

USN: 2808-1