Wi-Fi Protected Network and Wi-Fi Protected Network 2 Information Disclosure Vulnerability


    On February 26th, 2020, researchers Štefan Svorencík and Robert Lipovsky disclosed a vulnerability in the implementation of the wireless egress packet processing of certain Broadcom Wi-Fi chipsets. This vulnerability could allow an unauthenticated, adjacent attacker to decrypt Wi-Fi frames without the knowledge of the Wireless Protected Access (WPA) or Wireless Protected Access 2 (WPA2) Pairwise Temporal Key (PTK) used to secure the Wi-Fi network.

    The vulnerability exists because after an affected device handles a disassociation event it could send a limited number of Wi-Fi frames encrypted with a static, weak PTK. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by acquiring these frames and decrypting them with the static PTK. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to decrypt Wi-Fi frames without the knowledge of the security session establishment used to secure the Wi-Fi network.

    Multiple Cisco wireless products are affected by this vulnerability.

    Cisco will release software updates that address this vulnerability. There are no workarounds that addresses this vulnerability.

    This advisory is available at the following link:

    Security Impact Rating: Medium

    CVE: CVE-2019-15126