Advisories » MGASA-2020-0244

Updated wpa_supplicant packages fix security vulnerability

Publication date: 10 Jun 2020
Modification date: 10 Jun 2020
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 7
CVE: CVE-2019-16275


Updated wpa_supplicant and hostpad packages fix security vulnerability:

A vulnerability was discovered in wpa_supplicant. When Access Point (AP)
mode and Protected Management Frames (PMF) (IEEE 802.11w) are enabled,
wpa_supplicant does not perform enough validation on the source address
of some received management frames. An attacker within the 802.11
communications range could use this flaw to inject an unauthenticated
frame and perform a denial-of-service attack against another device which
would be disconnected from the network (CVE-2019-16275).