Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3233-1 wpa -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 24 Apr 2015
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 783148.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-1863.
- More information:
The Google security team and the smart hardware research group of Alibaba security team discovered a flaw in how wpa_supplicant used SSID information when creating or updating P2P peer entries. A remote attacker can use this flaw to cause wpa_supplicant to crash, expose memory contents, and potentially execute arbitrary code.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0-3+deb7u2. Note that this issue does not affect the binary packages distributed in Debian as the CONFIG_P2P is not enabled for the build.
For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.3-1+deb8u1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.3-2.
We recommend that you upgrade your wpa packages.