ESB-2019.1237 - [Win][UNIX/Linux][Ubuntu] wpa_supplicant and hostapd: Multiple vulnerabilities 2019-04-11

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                wpa_supplicant and hostapd vulnerabilities
                               11 April 2019


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           wpa_supplicant
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Unauthorised Access    -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Reduced Security       -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2019-9499 CVE-2019-9498 CVE-2019-9497
                   CVE-2019-9495 CVE-2016-10743 

Reference:         ESB-2019.1048

Original Bulletin:

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators 
         running wpa_supplicant or hostapd check for an updated version of 
         the software for their operating system.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3944-1
April 10, 2019

wpa vulnerabilities

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


Several security issues were fixed in wpa_supplicant and hostapd.

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


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.

  CVE-2016-10743, CVE-2019-9495, CVE-2019-9497, CVE-2019-9498,

Package Information:

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