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Bug 1404793 - Rebase to 2.6 upstream release
Summary: Rebase to 2.6 upstream release
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: wpa_supplicant
Version: 7.4
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
: ---
Assignee: Davide Caratti
QA Contact: Ken Benoit
Ioanna Gkioka
Depends On:
Blocks: 1393481
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-12-14 16:29 UTC by Beniamino Galvani
Modified: 2017-08-01 20:58 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Rebase: Bug Fixes and Enhancements
Doc Text:
_wpa_supplicant_ rebased to version 2.6 The _wpa_supplicant_ packages have been upgraded to upstream version 2.6, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements. Notably, the *wpa_supplicant* utility now supports the Media Access Control Security (MACsec) encryption 802.1AE, which enables MACsec to be used in configuration by default.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2017-08-01 20:58:59 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2017:2053 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE wpa_supplicant bug fix and enhancement update 2017-08-01 18:35:57 UTC

Description Beniamino Galvani 2016-12-14 16:29:18 UTC
The package now in RHEL7 is based on hostap 2.0, released in Jan 2013 [1].

A rebase to a more recent version like 2.6 (October 2016) would allow an easier backport of new features as the MACsec support needed for bug 1338005 and would also bring to RHEL all the improvements done in the last 4 years.

[1] http://w1.fi/releases/

Comment 6 Ken Benoit 2017-05-31 18:21:55 UTC
Tested against RHEL-7.4-20170525.7 and verified that wpa_supplicant-2.6-5.el7 is installed. Also checked the source rpm package and verified that the patches look correct according to comment 2 and comment 3. General wpa_supplicant testing has not shown any issues either. Verifying as SanityOnly.

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2017-08-01 20:58:59 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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