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CVE-2011-5053 Detail

Current Description

The Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) protocol, when the "external registrar" authentication method is used, does not properly inform clients about failed PIN authentication, which makes it easier for remote attackers to discover the PIN value, and consequently discover the Wi-Fi network password or reconfigure an access point, by reading EAP-NACK messages.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

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Hyperlink Resource
http://code.google.com/p/reaver-wps/
http://sviehb.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/viehboeck_wps.pdf
http://sviehb.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/wi-fi-protected-setup-pin-brute-force-vulnerability/
http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityResponse/cisco-sr-20120111-wps
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/723755 US Government Resource
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA12-006A.html US Government Resource

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-287 Improper Authentication NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:wi-fi:wifi_protected_setup_protocol:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2011-5053
NVD Published Date:
01/06/2012
NVD Last Modified:
01/14/2013