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Debian: DSA-3233-1: wpa security update

Date 24 Apr 2015
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
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

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3233-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
April 24, 2015                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : wpa
CVE ID         : CVE-2015-1863
Debian Bug     : 783148

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.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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