hostapd/wpa_supplicant EAP-pwd Server memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in hostapd and wpa_supplicant (affected version not known). Affected by this issue is an unknown part of the component EAP-pwd Server. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is availability.

The weakness was published 06/15/2015 as USN-2650-1 (oss-sec). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2015-4144 since 05/31/2015. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 83964 (FreeBSD : hostapd and wpa_supplicant -- multiple vulnerabilities (bbc0db92-084c-11e5-bb90-002590263bf5)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family FreeBSD Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 170540 (OpenSUSE Security Update for hostapd (openSUSE-SU-2017:2896-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-55630) and Tenable (83964). Similar entries are available at 75143, 75887, 75888 and 75889.



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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 83964
Nessus Name: FreeBSD : hostapd and wpa_supplicant -- multiple vulnerabilities (bbc0db92-084c-11e5-bb90-002590263bf5)
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OpenVAS ID: 703397
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3397-1 (wpa - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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05/31/2015 🔍
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Advisory: USN-2650-1
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-4144 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 55630 - hostapd and wpa_supplicant 1.0 through 2.4 Remote DoS via a Crafted Message, Medium
SecurityFocus: 74549

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Created: 06/16/2015 10:15 AM
Updated: 05/21/2022 08:23 AM
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