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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201908-25 ] hostapd and wpa_supplicant Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: hostapd and wpa_supplicant: Denial of Service (GLSA 201908-25)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2019-08-18
Bug(s): #685860, #688588
ID: 201908-25

Synopsis

A vulnerability in hostapd and wpa_supplicant could lead to a
Denial of Service condition.


Background

wpa_supplicant is a WPA Supplicant with support for WPA and WPA2 (IEEE
802.11i / RSN).
hostapd is a user space daemon for access point and authentication
servers.


Affected Packages

Package: net-wireless/hostapd
Vulnerable: < 2.8
Unaffected: >= 2.8
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: net-wireless/wpa_supplicant
Vulnerable: < 2.8
Unaffected: >= 2.8
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A vulnerability was discovered in hostapd’s and wpa_supplicant’s
eap_server/eap_server_pwd.c and eap_peer/eap_pwd.c files.


Impact

An attacker could cause a possible Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All hostapd users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-wireless/hostapd-2.8"
   
All wpa_supplicant users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-wireless/wpa_supplicant-2.8"
   


References

CVE-2019-11555
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