WPA_Supplicant and Hostapd Update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
Posted on: 05/09/2019 08:45 PM

Updated wpa_supplicant and hostapd packages has been released for Ubuntu Linux 14.04 ESM

WPA_Supplicant and Hostapd Update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3969-2
May 09, 2019

wpa vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM


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


USN-3969-1 fixed a vulnerability in wpa_supplicant and hostapd. This
update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

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 14.04 ESM:
hostapd 2.1-0ubuntu1.7+esm1
wpasupplicant 2.1-0ubuntu1.7+esm1

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


Printed from Linux Compatible (https://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/wpa_supplicant_and_hostapd_update_for_ubuntu_14_04_esm.html)