Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2138-1 wpa -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
11 Mar 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-10064.
More information:

Similar to CVE-2016-10743 the host access point daemon, hostapd, in EAP mode used a low quality pseudorandom number generator that leads to insufficient entropy. The problem was resolved by using the os_get_random function which provides cryptographically strong pseudo random data.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 2.3-1+deb8u10.

We recommend that you upgrade your wpa packages.

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