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[GLSA-200502-22] wpa_supplicant: Buffer overflow vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
wpa_supplicant: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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.
A possible hacker could cause the crash of wpa_supplicant using a
specially crafted packet.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All wpa_supplicant users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-wireless/wpa_supplicant-0.2.7"
Threat Level: Medium
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