Debian Security Advisory DSA 3397-1 (wpa - security update)

Published: 2015-11-09 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
wpa on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0-3+deb7u3. The oldstable distribution (wheezy) is only affected by CVE-2015-4141, CVE-2015-4142, CVE-2015-4143 and CVE-2015-8041 . For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2.3-1+deb8u3. We recommend that you upgrade your wpa Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in wpa_supplicant and hostapd. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2015-4141 Kostya Kortchinsky of the Google Security Team discovered a vulnerability in the WPS UPnP function with HTTP chunked transfer encoding which may result in a denial of service. CVE-2015-4142 Kostya Kortchinsky of the Google Security Team discovered a vulnerability in the WMM Action frame processing which may result in a denial of service. CVE-2015-4143 CVE-2015-4144 CVE-2015-4145 CVE-2015-4146 Kostya Kortchinsky of the Google Security Team discovered that EAP-pwd payload is not properly validated which may result in a denial of service. CVE-2015-5310 Jouni Malinen discovered a flaw in the WMM Sleep Mode Response frame processing. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to mount a denial of service. CVE-2015-5314 CVE-2015-5315 Jouni Malinen discovered a flaw in the handling of EAP-pwd messages which may result in a denial of service. CVE-2015-5316 Jouni Malinen discovered a flaw in the handling of EAP-pwd Confirm messages which may result in a denial of service. CVE-2015-8041 Incomplete WPS and P2P NFC NDEF record payload length validation may result in a denial of service.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-4141
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-4142
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-4143
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-4144
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-4145
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-4146
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-5310
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-5314
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-5315
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-5316
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-8041

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3397.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0
Published
2015-11-09
Modified
2019-03-18
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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