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.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
wpa (PTS)stretch (security), stretch2:2.4-1+deb9u4vulnerable
buster (security)2:2.7+git20190128+0c1e29f-6+deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid2:2.9.0-13fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[stretch] - wpa <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
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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