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Ubuntu: USN-3455-1 (CVE-2016-4477): wpa_supplicant and hostapd vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: USN-3455-1 (CVE-2016-4477): wpa_supplicant and hostapd vulnerabilities

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
05/09/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/16/2017
Modified
09/12/2020

Description

wpa_supplicant 0.4.0 through 2.5 does not reject \n and \r characters in passphrase parameters, which allows local users to trigger arbitrary library loading and consequently gain privileges, or cause a denial of service (daemon outage), via a crafted (1) SET, (2) SET_CRED, or (3) SET_NETWORK command.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-hostapd
  • ubuntu-upgrade-wpasupplicant

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