Prism2/2.5/3 Host AP - new release v0.2.3 - 2004-06-20

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Jun 20 21:05:58 PDT 2004

A new version of Prism2/2.5/3 Host AP was just released and is now
available from

This release is from the development (0.2.x) branch. Please note that
the stable branch (0.1.x releases) still continues to be the source of
stable releases, although all new development is happening on the
development branch.

This release is likely to be the last "development version" from 0.2.x
branch. I will soon make a new branch in the CVS repository to act as
the new stable branch. After this, future 0.2.x releases will be called
"stable releases" and development of new functionality will continue
in CVS trunk with releases of 0.3.x development versions.

Testing and bug reports are very much welcome for this v0.2.3
release. From now on, 0.2.x code will get bug fixes. New features will
need to be first found out to be stable in the development branch
before they can be merged into 0.2.x branch.

The main changes from the previous version are bug fixes for hostapd
and wpa_supplicant, completed EAP-SIM support for GSM SIM/USIM using
pcsc-lite, and new driver interfaces for wpa_supplicant to support
Atheros ar5212 (madwifi driver) and ATMEL AT76C5XXx cards.


2004-06-20 - v0.2.3

* merged CryptoAPI versions of WEP/TKIP/CCMP from the wireless-2.6
  BitKeeper tree (not used by default, can be enabled by defining


No changes - v0.2.3 release skipped


2004-06-20 - v0.2.3

* modified RADIUS client to re-connect the socket in case of certain
  error codes that are generated when a network interface state is
  changes (e.g., when IP address changes or the interface is set UP)
* fixed couple of cases where EAPOL state for a station was freed
  twice causing a segfault for hostapd
* fixed couple of bugs in processing WPA deauthentication (freed data
  was used)


2004-06-20 - v0.2.3

* sort scan results to improve AP selection
* fixed control interface socket removal for some error cases
* improved scan requesting and authentication timeout
* small improvements/bug fixes for EAP-MSCHAPv2, EAP-PEAP, and
  TLS processing
* PEAP version can now be forced with phase1="peapver=<ver>"
  (mostly for testing; by default, the highest version supported by
  both the Supplicant and Authentication Server is selected
* added support for madwifi driver (Atheros ar521x)
* added a workaround for cases where AP sets Install Tx/Rx bit for
  WPA Group Key messages when pairwise keys are used (without this,
  the Group Key would be used for Tx and the AP would drop frames
  from the station)
* added GSM SIM/USIM interface for GSM authentication algorithm for
  EAP-SIM; this requires pcsc-lite
* added support for ATMEL AT76C5XXx driver
* fixed IEEE 802.1X WEP key derivation in the case where Authenticator
  does not include key data in the EAPOL-Key frame (i.e., part of
  EAP keying material is used as data encryption key)
* added support for using plaintext and static WEP networks

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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