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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2015-4142: hostapd and wpa_supplicant: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2015-4142: hostapd and wpa_supplicant: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
06/15/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
11/06/2017

Description

Integer underflow in the WMM Action frame parser in hostapd 0.5.5 through 2.4 and wpa_supplicant 0.7.0 through 2.4, when used for AP mode MLME/SME functionality, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted frame, which triggers an out-of-bounds read.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-net-wireless-hostapd
  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-net-wireless-wpa_supplicant

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