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[GLSA-200502-22] wpa_supplicant: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
wpa_supplicant: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-22
(wpa_supplicant: Buffer overflow vulnerability)


wpa_supplicant contains a possible buffer overflow due to the
lacking validation of received EAPOL-Key frames.

Impact

A possible hacker could cause the crash of wpa_supplicant using a
specially crafted packet.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://lists.shmoo.com/pipermail/hostap/2005-February/009465.html


Solution:
All wpa_supplicant users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-wireless/wpa_supplicant-0.2.7"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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