The Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) protocol, when the "external registrar" authentication method is used, does not properly inform clients about failed PIN authentication, which makes it easier for remote attackers to discover the PIN value, and consequently discover the Wi-Fi network password or reconfigure an access point, by reading EAP-NACK messages.
Published 2012-01-06 20:55:01
Updated 2013-01-15 04:25:13
Source CERT/CC
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Vulnerability category: BypassGain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2011-5053

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 93 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2011-5053

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

CWE ids for CVE-2011-5053

  • When an actor claims to have a given identity, the product does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct.
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References for CVE-2011-5053

Products affected by CVE-2011-5053

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