[USN-4734-2] wpa_supplicant and hostapd vulnerabilities
steve.beattie at canonical.com
Tue Feb 16 21:38:37 UTC 2021
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4734-2
February 16, 2021
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
Several security issues were fixed in wpa_supplicant and hostapd.
- wpa: client support for WPA and WPA2
USN-4734-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in wpa_supplicant. This
update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
It was discovered that wpa_supplicant did not properly handle P2P
(Wi-Fi Direct) group information in some situations, leading to a
heap overflow. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-0326)
It was discovered that hostapd did not properly handle UPnP subscribe
messages in some circumstances. An attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2020-12695)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
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