===================================================================== Red Hat Security Advisory Synopsis: Moderate: wpa_supplicant security update Advisory ID: RHSA-2014:1956-01 Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1956.html Issue date: 2014-12-03 CVE Names: CVE-2014-3686 ===================================================================== 1. Summary: An updated wpa_supplicant package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. 2. Relevant releases/architectures: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client (v. 7) - x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode (v. 7) - x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7) - ppc64, s390x, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7) - x86_64 3. Description: The wpa_supplicant package contains an 802.1X Supplicant with support for WEP, WPA, WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i / RSN), and various EAP authentication methods. It implements key negotiation with a WPA Authenticator for client stations and controls the roaming and IEEE 802.11 authentication and association of the WLAN driver. A command injection flaw was found in the way the wpa_cli utility executed action scripts. If wpa_cli was run in daemon mode to execute an action script (specified using the -a command line option), and wpa_supplicant was configured to connect to a P2P group, malicious P2P group parameters could cause wpa_cli to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-3686) Red Hat would like to thank Jouni Malinen for reporting this issue. All wpa_supplicant users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. 4. Solution: Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied. This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258 5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/): 1151259 - CVE-2014-3686 wpa_supplicant and hostapd: wpa_cli and hostapd_cli remote command execution issue 6. Package List: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client (v. 7): Source: wpa_supplicant-2.0-13.el7_0.src.rpm x86_64: wpa_supplicant-2.0-13.el7_0.x86_64.rpm wpa_supplicant-debuginfo-2.0-13.el7_0.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode (v. 7): Source: wpa_supplicant-2.0-13.el7_0.src.rpm x86_64: wpa_supplicant-2.0-13.el7_0.x86_64.rpm wpa_supplicant-debuginfo-2.0-13.el7_0.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7): Source: wpa_supplicant-2.0-13.el7_0.src.rpm ppc64: wpa_supplicant-2.0-13.el7_0.ppc64.rpm wpa_supplicant-debuginfo-2.0-13.el7_0.ppc64.rpm s390x: wpa_supplicant-2.0-13.el7_0.s390x.rpm wpa_supplicant-debuginfo-2.0-13.el7_0.s390x.rpm x86_64: wpa_supplicant-2.0-13.el7_0.x86_64.rpm wpa_supplicant-debuginfo-2.0-13.el7_0.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7): Source: wpa_supplicant-2.0-13.el7_0.src.rpm x86_64: wpa_supplicant-2.0-13.el7_0.x86_64.rpm wpa_supplicant-debuginfo-2.0-13.el7_0.x86_64.rpm These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/ 7. References: https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-3686 https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate 8. Contact: The Red Hat security contact is
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