Executive Summary

Summary
Title wpa_supplicant and hostapd vulnerabilities
Informations
NameUSN-3944-1First vendor Publication2019-04-10
VendorUbuntuLast vendor Modification2019-04-10
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Cvss Base Score5Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score2.9Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score10AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.10 - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in wpa_supplicant and hostapd.

Software Description: - wpa: client support for WPA and WPA2

Details:

It was discovered that wpa_supplicant and hostapd were vulnerable to a side channel attack against EAP-pwd. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to recover certain passwords. (CVE-2019-9495)

Mathy Vanhoef discovered that wpa_supplicant and hostapd incorrectly validated received scalar and element values in EAP-pwd-Commit messages. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a reflection attack and authenticate without the appropriate password. (CVE-2019-9497, CVE-2019-9498, CVE-2019-9499)

It was discovered that hostapd incorrectly handled obtaining random numbers. In rare cases where the urandom device isn't available, it would fall back to using a low-quality PRNG. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-10743)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.10:
hostapd 2:2.6-18ubuntu1.1
wpasupplicant 2:2.6-18ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
hostapd 2:2.6-15ubuntu2.2
wpasupplicant 2:2.6-15ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
hostapd 2.4-0ubuntu6.4
wpasupplicant 2.4-0ubuntu6.4

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
hostapd 2.1-0ubuntu1.7
wpasupplicant 2.1-0ubuntu1.7

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3944-1
CVE-2016-10743, CVE-2019-9495, CVE-2019-9497, CVE-2019-9498,
CVE-2019-9499

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wpa/2:2.6-18ubuntu1.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wpa/2:2.6-15ubuntu2.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wpa/2.4-0ubuntu6.4
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wpa/2.1-0ubuntu1.7

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3944-1

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

%idName
100 %CWE-332Insufficient Entropy in PRNG

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application45

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2019-04-10 21:18:49
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