USN-4757-1: wpa_supplicant and hostapd vulnerability
3 March 2021
wpa_supplicant could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.
- wpa - client support for WPA and WPA2
It was discovered that wpa_supplicant did not properly handle P2P
(Wi-Fi Direct) provision discovery requests in some situations. A
physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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.
- USN-4757-2: wpasupplicant, wpagui, hostapd, wpa, wpasupplicant-udeb