#VU8842 Key management errors

Published: 2017-10-17 | Updated: 2017-10-17

Vulnerability identifier: #VU8842

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 9.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:U/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-13082


Exploitation vector: Local network

Exploit availability: No

The vulnerability allows an adjacent attacker to force a supplicant to reinstall a previously used pairwise key.

The weakness exists in the processing of the 802.11i 4-way handshake messages of the WPA and WPA2 protocols due to ambiguities in the processing of associated protocol messages. An adjacent attacker can use man-in-the-middle techniques to retransmit previously used message exchanges between supplicant and authenticator.

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the local network (LAN).

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.

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