[USN-2383-1] wpa_supplicant vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Oct 14 18:45:36 UTC 2014
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2383-1
October 14, 2014
wpa, wpasupplicant vulnerability
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
wpa_supplicant could be made to run programs if it received specially
crafted network traffic.
- wpa: client support for WPA and WPA2
- wpasupplicant: client support for WPA and WPA2
Jouni Malinen discovered that the wpa_cli tool incorrectly sanitized
strings when being used with action scripts. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary commands.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all
the necessary changes.
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