Intel PRO/Wireless 2011B LAN USB Device driver stores WEP key in plaintext

intel-wlan-wep-plaintext (8015) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Intel PRO/Wireless 2011B LAN USB Device driver stores the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) key in plaintext in the registry. A local attacker can use this vulnerability to view the WEP key and use it to decrypt traffic on the wireless network.


Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Jan 28 2002 - 04:06:43 CST: Intel WLAN Driver storing 128bit WEP-Key in plain text!.
  • BID-3968: Compaq Intel PRO/Wireless 2011B LAN USB Device Driver Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0214: Compaq Intel PRO/Wireless 2011B LAN USB Device Driver 1.5.16.0 through 1.5.18.0 stores the 128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) key in plaintext in a registry key with weak permissions, which allows local users to decrypt network traffic by reading the WEP key from the registry key.
  • OSVDB ID: 11314: Compaq Intel PRO/Wireless 2011B LAN USB Device Driver WEP Key Local Disclosure

Platforms Affected:

  • Intel 2011B PROSet Wireless 1.5.16
  • Intel 2011B PROSet Wireless 1.5.18

Reported:

Jan 28, 2002

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