[arch-security] [Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201410-8] wpa_supplicant, hostapd: Arbitrary command execution
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Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201410-8
Date : 2014-10-20
CVE-ID : CVE-2014-3686
Package : wpa_supplicant, hostapd
Type : Arbitrary command execution
Remote : yes
Link : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CVE-2014
The package wpa_supplicant and hostapd before version 2.3-1 are
vulnerable to arbitrary command execution.
Upgrade to 2.3-1.
# pacman -Syu "wpa_supplicant>=2.3-1" "hostapd>=2.3-1"
The problem has been fixed upstream in version 2.3.
Disable use of wpa_cli/hostapd_cli command to run action scripts (this
may break functionality).
Jouni Malinen discovered an input sanitization issue in the wpa_cli and
hostapd_cli tools included in the wpa_supplicant and hostapd packages. A
remote wifi system within range could provide a crafted frame triggering
arbitrary command execution under the privileges of the
A remote attacker is able to perform arbitrary command execution with
the with privileges of the affected process.
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