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SUSE products and WPA key reinstallation atttacks, aka 'Krack".

This document (7022107) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of this document.

Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

Situation

SUSE has received knowledge about new attacks agains the Wireless "WPA" protocol and its implementations.

These attacks are "Key Reinstallation AttaCKs" on various handshakes contained in the WPA protocol (hence the KRACK).

These problems are largely implementation problems of the WPA protocol, where following the protocol description lead to insecure handshake code.

To our current knowledge the problems can be fixed without breaking compatibility.

These attacks allow WPA session hijacking, sniffing, decryption. etc, both on the access point and also on the client side.

Resolution

SUSE released the following updates :


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 LTSS :
wpa_supplicant >= 2.2-15.3.1 (released 17th of October 2017)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 LTSS :
wpa_supplicant >= 2.2-15.3.1 (released 17th of October 2017)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Desktop 12 SP2 :
wpa_supplicant >= 2.2-15.3.1 (released 17th of October 2017)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Desktop 12 SP3 :
wpa_supplicant >= 2.2-15.3.1 (released 17th of October 2017)
   
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS :
wpa_supplicant >= 0.7.1-6.18.3.1 (released 17th of October 2017)

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 :
wpa_supplicant >= 0.7.1-6.18.3.1 (released 17th of October 2017)

Cause

  • CVE-2017-13077: reinstallation of the pairwise key in the 4-way handshake
  • CVE-2017-13078: reinstallation of the group key in the 4-way handshake
  • CVE-2017-13079: reinstallation of the integrity group key in the 4-way handshake
  • CVE-2017-13080: reinstallation of the group key in the group key handshake
  • CVE-2017-13081: reinstallation of the integrity group key in the group key handshake
  • CVE-2017-13082: accepting a retransmitted FT Reassociation Request and reinstalling the pairwise key while processing it

Additional Information

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7022107
  • Creation Date:16-OCT-17
  • Modified Date:18-OCT-17
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