USN-2808-1: wpa_supplicant and hostapd vulnerabilities
10 November 2015
Several security issues were fixed in wpa_supplicant and hostapd.
- wpa - client support for WPA and WPA2
It was discovered that wpa_supplicant incorrectly handled WMM Sleep Mode
Response frame processing. A remote attacker could use this issue to
perform broadcast/multicast packet injections, or cause a denial of
It was discovered that wpa_supplicant incorrectly handled certain EAP-pwd
Confirm messages. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause a
denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 15.10. (CVE-2015-5316)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.