Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3052-1 wpa -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 15 Oct 2014
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 765352.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-3686.
- More information:
Jouni Malinen discovered an input sanitization issue in the wpa_cli and hostapd_cli tools included in the wpa package. A remote wifi system within range could provide a crafted string triggering arbitrary code execution running with privileges of the affected wpa_cli or hostapd_cli process.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0-3+deb7u1.
For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem will be fixed soon.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.3-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your wpa packages.