[USN-4734-2] wpa_supplicant and hostapd vulnerabilities

Steve Beattie steve.beattie at canonical.com
Tue Feb 16 21:38:37 UTC 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4734-2
February 16, 2021

wpa vulnerabilities

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.

Software Description:
- 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)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
  hostapd                         1:2.1-0ubuntu1.7+esm3
  wpasupplicant                   2.1-0ubuntu1.7+esm3

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

  CVE-2020-12695, CVE-2021-0326

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