Upstream information

CVE-2016-4477 at MITRE

Description

wpa_supplicant 0.4.0 through 2.5 does not reject \n and \r characters in passphrase parameters, which allows local users to trigger arbitrary library loading and consequently gain privileges, or cause a denial of service (daemon outage), via a crafted (1) SET, (2) SET_CRED, or (3) SET_NETWORK command.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Pending

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 4.4 4.4
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Medium Medium
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact Partial Partial
Integrity Impact Partial Partial
Availability Impact Partial Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.8
Vector AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 978175 [NEW]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • wpa_supplicant >= 2.6-1.1
  • wpa_supplicant-gui >= 2.6-1.1
Patchnames:
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA wpa_supplicant


List of planned updates

The following information is the current evaluation information for this security issue. It might neither be accurate nor complete, Use at own risk.
Product(s) Source package
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 LTSS
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA
wpa_supplicant


Status of this issue by product and package

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP4 wpa_supplicant Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA wpa_supplicant Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 wpa_supplicant Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 LTSS wpa_supplicant Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS wpa_supplicant Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS wpa_supplicant Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 wpa_supplicant Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA wpa_supplicant Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 wpa_supplicant Unsupported