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Ticket #967 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

[patch] unencrypted data packets are sent before WPA authentication succeeds

Reported by: Assigned to:
Priority: critical Milestone: version 0.9.3
Component: madwifi: other Version: v0.9.2
Keywords: Cc:
Patch is attached: 1 Pending:


This can be IMHO called a security flaw, since some data (notably, concerning network structure) can leak. In an extreme case, it seems possible to perform an active attack which could disrupt the authentication process and spoof the network traffic.

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Signed-off-by: Michal Wrobel <>


011-suppress_plaintext.diff (0.6 kB) - added by on 10/19/06 01:53:17.

Change History

10/19/06 01:53:17 changed by

  • attachment 011-suppress_plaintext.diff added.

10/19/06 13:25:56 changed by mrenzmann

  • priority changed from major to critical.
  • version set to v0.9.2.
  • milestone set to version 0.9.3.

10/23/06 11:14:41 changed by kelmo

  • status changed from new to closed.
  • resolution set to fixed.

Applied: r1760.