openSUSE Security Update: Security update for wpa_supplicant
Announcement ID: openSUSE-SU-2018:3539-1
References: #1080798 #1098854 #1099835 #1104205 #1109209
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An update that solves one vulnerability and has 5 fixes is
This update for wpa_supplicant provides the following fixes:
This security issues was fixe:
– CVE-2018-14526: Under certain conditions, the integrity of EAPOL-Key
messages was not checked, leading to a decryption oracle. An attacker
within range of the Access Point and client could have abused the
vulnerability to recover sensitive information (bsc#1104205)
These non-security issues were fixed:
– Fix reading private key passwords from the configuration file.
– Enable PWD as EAP method. This allows for password-based authentication,
which is easier to setup than most of the other methods, and is used by
the Eduroam network. (bsc#1109209)
– compile eapol_test binary to allow testing via radius proxy and server
(note: this does not match CONFIG_EAPOL_TEST which sets -Werror and
activates an assert call inside the code of wpa_supplicant)
– Enabled timestamps in log file when being invoked by systemd service
– Fixes the default file permissions of the debug log file to more sane
values, i.e. it is no longer world-readable (bsc#1098854).
– Open the debug log file with O_CLOEXEC, which will prevent file
descriptor leaking to child processes (bsc#1098854).
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