Descriptionhostapd before 2.6, in EAP mode, makes calls to the rand() and random() standard library functions without any preceding srand() or srandom() call, which results in inappropriate use of deterministic values. This was fixed in conjunction with CVE-2016-10743.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-2138-1, DLA-2318-1
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
wpa (PTS)stretch2:2.4-1+deb9u6vulnerable
stretch (security)2:2.4-1+deb9u9fixed
buster, buster (security)2:2.7+git20190128+0c1e29f-6+deb10u3fixed
bookworm, sid2:2.9.0-23fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs

Comment from upstream:
Issue fixed in conjunction with CVE-2016-10743.
There was already a 2.6 upload late in 2016 but then reverted to a 2.4 based
version and only reuploaded as 2:2.6-7 to unstable.

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