Frame replay vulnerability in Wi-Fi subsystem in Intel® Dual-Band and Tri-Band Wireless-AC Products allows remote attacker to replay frames via channel-based man-in-the-middle

Intel ID:  INTEL-SA-00093
Product family:  Various
Impact of vulnerability Denial of Service
Severity rating Moderate
Original release:  Nov 20, 2017
Last revised:  Dec 07, 2017
Summary: 

A vulnerability relating to frame replay during device sleep has been identified in the Intel® Dual-Band and Tri-Band Wireless-AC Products. An attacker who can successfully establish a channel-based man-in-the-middle can potentially replay frames to impact the integrity or availability of already transmitted frames.

Description: 

A vulnerability relating to frame replay during device sleep has been identified in the Intel® Dual-Band and Tri-Band Wireless-AC Products. The vulnerability arises from the firmware implementation of the Wi-Fi subsystem. An attacker who can successfully establish a channel-based man-in-the-middle can potentially replay frames to impact the integrity or availability of already transmitted frames.  The replayed frames are then passed on to the operating system as new frames. This vulnerability was identified during compatibility testing with the Wi-Fi Alliance Detection Tool 2017 associated with CVE-2017-13080 and CVE-2017-13081, originally reported as part of INTEL-SA-00101.

This vulnerability also affects Intel® Active Management Technology which shares a code base with the affected wireless products.

An updated Intel® Management Engine 11.8 firmware and Wi-Fi Network Interface firmware that addresses this vulnerability was provided to OEM / System Manufacturers in late October 2017.

Affected products: 

 

Intel®

Product/

Technology

 

 

Affected 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)

 

 

 

 

 

Wi-Fi

18.x.x.x

 

 

 

 

Wi-Fi

18.33.11.2

or higher

 

 

Wi-Fi Driver

 

 

 

-Windows®: 4.7 (Moderate) AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

-Linux : 6.1 (Moderate) AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:L/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

 

 

Wi-Fi 19.10.x

 

 

19.51.x.x

 

Wi-Fi

19.10.10.2

or higher

 

19.51.8.2

or higher

 

Wi-Fi Driver

 

 

 

-Windows®: 4.7 (Moderate) AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

-Linux : 6.1 (Moderate) AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:L/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

 

Wi-Fi 19.10.x.x

 

20.0.x.x

 

Wi-Fi

19.10.10.2

or higher

 

20.10.2.2

or higher

 

 

-Windows®: 4.7 (Moderate) AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

-Linux : 6.1 (Moderate) AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:L/A:L

 

 

 

Intel® Wireless-AC 9260

 

Wi-Fi 20.x.x.x

 

Wi-Fi

20.10.2.2

or higher

 

 

-Windows®: 4.7 (Moderate) AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

-Linux : 6.1 (Moderate) AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:L/A:L

 

 

 

 

Intel® Active Management Technology

 

 

 

11.0-11.8.50.3420

 

 

 

11.8.50.3425

or higher

 

 

 

see notes

 

 

 

 

-Windows®: 4.7 (Moderate) AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:L

-Linux : 6.1 (Moderate) AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:L/A:L

• Intel provided an updated firmware release to System Manufacturers in late October 2017 to address the identified vulnerability. Please contact System Manufacturers to ascertain availability of the updated firmware for their impacted systems.

 No software update will be available for the Intel® Centrino® Wireless adapters listed below because those products reached end-of-life status in 2014 or 2015. However, disabling the Wake-on-Wireless-LAN functionality (WoWLAN) is a reasonable mitigation against CVE-2017-5729, 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

Recommendations: 

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

References:

  1. INTEL-SA-00101

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

Acknowledgements: 

The vulnerability was discovered by Intel Corporation during validation.

Revision history: 

Revision
Date
Description
1.0
20-November-2017
Initial Release
1.1 
07-December-2017 
Updated Wireless products list 

CVE Name:  CVE-2017-5729

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