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One or more Intel Products affected by the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol vulnerability

Intel ID: INTEL-SA-00101
Product family:
Impact of vulnerability Information Disclosure
Severity rating Important
Original release:
Oct 16, 2017
Last revised:
Dec 7, 2017


Researchers Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens, from the University of Leuven, identified a series of vulnerabilities that affect the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) standards.


These vulnerabilities are protocol-level vulnerabilities that affect a number of industry implementations of the standard in wireless infrastructure devices and wireless clients. The paper is available through the following link:

An attacker within range of an affected wireless access point (AP) and client may leverage these vulnerabilities to conduct attacks using susceptible data confidentiality protocols.

The following Common Vulnerability and Exposure (CVE) identifiers have been assigned to each of these vulnerabilities:

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 Re-association Request and reinstalling the pairwise key while processing it
CVE-2017-13084 reinstallation of the STK key in the PeerKey handshake
CVE-2017-13086 Reinstallation of the Tunneled Direct-Link Setup (TDLS) PeerKey (TPK) key in the TDLS handshake
CVE-2017-13087 Reinstallation of the group key (GTK) when processing a Wireless Network Management (WNM) Sleep Mode Response frame

CVE-2017-13088 Reinstallation of the integrity group key (IGTK) when processing a Wireless Network Management (WNM) Sleep Mode Response frame

These vulnerabilities can be grouped into two categories: those that affect wireless endpoints acting as a “supplicant” and those that affect wireless infrastructure devices acting as "authenticators". Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could, depending on the specific device configuration, allow unauthenticated attackers to perform packet replays, decrypt wireless packets, and potentially forge or inject packets into a wireless network. The attacks manipulate retransmissions of handshake messages.

CVEs relevant to Intel® Products and Technologies are:

CVE-2017-13077, CVE-2017-13078, CVE-2017-13080, CVE-2017-13081

Affected Products:

Intel has identified the following Products and Technologies as affected by a subset of these CVE IDs:

Intel Product/Technology
CVE-2017-13077 CVE-2017-13078 CVE-2017-13080 CVE-2017-13081 Affect versions Mitigated versions Update source Relevant CVSSv3 scores and vectors Notes

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260

Intel® Wireless-N 7260

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 for Desktop

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (Rev. C)

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. C)

Intel® Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. C)

    x x Wi-Fi 18.x.x.x Wi-Fi or higher Latest Wi-Fi Driver

-13080: 3.4 (Low) AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

-13081: 3.4 (Low) AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L


Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (Rev. D)

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. D)

Intel® Wireless-N 7265 (Rev. D)

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168

Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 17265

    x x

Wi-Fi 19.10.x


Wi-Fi or higher or higher

Latest Wi-Fi Driver

-13080: 3.4 (Low) AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

-13081: 3.4 (Low) AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L


Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260

Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 Desktop Kit

Intel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18265

    x x

Wi-Fi 19.10.x.x


Wi-Fi or higher or higher

Latest Wi-Fi Driver

-13080: 3.4 (Low) AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

-13081: 3.4 (Low) AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

Intel® Wireless-AC 9260
    x x Wi-Fi 20.x.x.x Wi-Fi or higher Latest Wi-Fi Driver

-13080: 3.4 (Low) AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

-13081: 3.4 (Low) AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

Intel Atom® Processor C3200 Series for Yocto Project BSP
x x x x MR4 or higher MR4.1 or higher RDC Site

-13077: 8.3 (High) AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

-13078: 8.3 (High) AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

-13080: 3.4 (Low) AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

-13081: 3.4 (Low) AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

Intel® Active Management Technology x x x   2.5.x, 2.6, 4.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, 9.x, 10.x, and 11.0-11.8

or higher

See notes

-13077: 8.3 (High) AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

-13078: 8.3 (High) AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

-13080: 4.7 (Med) AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

* For Intel® Active Management Technology, there is no planned Intel® Manageability Engine firmware update for versions 2.x-7.x because those versions are no longer supported.

For WIND™ (Wind River) Products, please visit this page

For the following Intel® Centrino® Wireless adapters there is no planned software update because those products were end-of-life’d in 2014 and 2015. Disabling the Wake-on-Wireless-LAN functionality (WoWLAN), is a reasonable mitigation against CVE-2017-13080 and CVE-2017-13081. For more information about disabling WoWLAN, please see this support page
Intel® Centrino® Wireless adapters not listed have an end-of-Life date earlier than 2014. The mitigation described above has not been validated with the adapters end-of-Life’d earlier than 2014.

Wireless Adapter Product End of Life Date

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205

Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300

December, 2015

Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230

Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 105

Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135

December, 2014


Intel highly recommends that customers adopt the updates that include the mitigations for the relevant CVE IDs referenced above.


Thanks to Mathy Vanhoef of the imec-DistriNet group at KU Leuven for reporting these vulnerabilities. Thanks to John A. Van Boxtel for finding that wpa_supplicant v2.6 is also vulnerable to CVE-2017-13077.

Related Information:

  1. Statement by the Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI) .
  2. Security Researcher’s paper.
  3. CERT/CC Vulnerability Note VU#228519.
  4. Wi-Fi Alliance statement.
  5. Open source wpa_supplicant and hostapd projects.
  6.  Intel AMT support information.

If you need further assistance, contact Intel Customer Support to submit an online service request.

Revision history

Revision Date Description
1.1 Oct 15, 2017 Updated Wind River, Description
1.0 Oct 15, 2017 Initial Release
1.2 Nov 1, 2017 Added reference to EOL Wireless products
1.3 Nov 15, 2017 Updated Intel Active Management versions
1.4 Dec 6, 2017 Updated mitigated versions and Wireless products list

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