wpa_supplicant question

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Fri Jan 16 22:41:15 EST 2004


On Sat, Jan 17, 2004 at 12:36:35AM +0000, Roy Badami wrote:
>     Jouni> wpa_supplicant configures the driver to drop all
>     Jouni> unencrypted frames (both TX and RX)

> Does it do this before backgrounding itself (to avoid the race
> condition)?

Yes, it does.

> Hmm, are the encryption keys really unset, or just set to default values?
> 
> ie could an attacker set up a WEP-enabled AP with the correct default
> keys and exchange traffic that way?

That may depend on the driver, but with Host AP, the keys are disabled,
not just cleared.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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