Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2572-1 wpa -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
20 Feb 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-0326.
More information:

An issue has been found in wpa, a set of tools to support WPA and WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i). Missing validation of data can result in a buffer over-write, which might lead to a DoS of the wpa_supplicant process or potentially arbitrary code execution.

On request, together with this upload support for WPA-EAP-SUITE-B(-192) has been enabled.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 2:2.4-1+deb9u8.

We recommend that you upgrade your wpa packages.

For the detailed security status of wpa please refer to its security tracker page at:

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