10-16-2017 06:19 AM - edited 10-16-2017 06:20 AM
Just checking, but I assume it's safe to say that Linksys WiFi products are affected by the Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK) that just had its details released today. The CERT vulnerability notes don't specifically mention Linksys (though Belkin is mentioned in the expanded vendor list), but the notes also say that "[t]he vulnerabilities described here are in the standard itself as opposed to individual implementations thereof; as such, any correct implementation is likely affected."
Assuming that Linksys products are affected by this wonderful new vunlerability in WPA2 security, is there a timeline for when new firmware updates for access points and wireless routers can be expected?
It appears as though Belkin (parent company of Linksys) was notified of the issue on August 28. Has there been work ongoing to resolve this issue, so that updates might come sooner than later?
Solved! Go to Solution.
10-16-2017 08:12 AM
I've notified Linksys engineering of this WPA2 vulnerability. When Linksys engineering responds I will report back.
10-25-2017 06:12 PM
9 days later.... Netgear is all over this with status updates and patches already. Does Linksys not care about the security of their customers? At least give an update.
10-25-2017 06:38 PM
This was posted over in the Wireless Routers forum a couple of days ago.
The Linksys Access Point (LAPN, LAPAC) products are affected, though only if using WDS or Workgroup Bridge functionality. Note that this advisory covers all affected Linksys, Belkin, and WeMo products. Not everything has a patch or update available yet.
10-26-2017 04:41 PM
Why is this post considered "solved? The later post by @mikev1 is NOT a solution to everyone. No disrespect intended, but for a solution to be marked as such, it needs to be a valid solution for all.
Note that this issue has also been posted elsewhere in this forum, e.g. here: Patch for WPA2 vulnerability.
LINKSYS or BELKIN - someone official needs to post a proper response here or on a prominent webpage for all to see. We all need to know when patches will be available for all router/extender/client adapters INCLUDING the older Exxxx series.
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