[USN-3969-1] wpa_supplicant and hostapd vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue May 7 15:17:17 UTC 2019

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3969-1
May 07, 2019

wpa vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


wpa_supplicant and hostapd could be made to crash if they received
specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description:
- wpa: client support for WPA and WPA2


It was discovered that wpa_supplicant and hostapd incorrectly handled
unexpected fragments when using EAP-pwd. A remote attacker could possibly
use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04:
  hostapd                         2:2.6-21ubuntu3.1
  wpasupplicant                   2:2.6-21ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 18.10:
  hostapd                         2:2.6-18ubuntu1.2
  wpasupplicant                   2:2.6-18ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  hostapd                         2:2.6-15ubuntu2.3
  wpasupplicant                   2:2.6-15ubuntu2.3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  hostapd                         2.4-0ubuntu6.5
  wpasupplicant                   2.4-0ubuntu6.5

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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