Bug#1003907: fails to successfully associate

Masashi Honma masashi.honma at gmail.com
Sat Mar 19 16:23:35 PDT 2022

In my opinion, this issue could be closed.

These are reasons.
1) It is not wpa_supplicant issue but AP issue.
2) Users affected by this issue have some workarounds.

Details of the 1)
The investigation has revealed that the AP is in violation of "2.3
WPA3-Personal transition mode" of the "WPA3 Specification v3.0", which
is causing the issue. Specifically, the target AP is setting MFPR to 1
even though it implicitly requires IEEE 802.11w. By "implicitly" we
mean that the Assocation Request fails with WLAN_STATUS_INVALID_IE
when using a Wi-Fi NIC with IEEE 802.11w disabled.

Details of the 2)
We know that users who meet the following conditions are affected by this issue.
- Using FRITZ!Box 7580/7590 with WPA2+WPA3 mode
- Using wpa_supplicant with wpa_key_mgmt=SAE WPA-PSK
- Local Wi-Fi NIC does not support IEEE802.11w

Users affected by this issue can work around the issue in one of the
following ways.
- Use wpa_supplicant with WPA2 only mode (specify wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK)
- Use FRITZ!Box 7580/7590 with WPA2 only mode
- Use IEEE 802.11w supporting Wi-Fi NIC

Masashi Honma.

2022年3月20日(日) 6:30 Andrej Shadura <andrew at shadura.me>:
> Hi,
> Michael, Masashi, what’s your opinion, what should I do as the maintainer of wpa in Debian?
> --
> Cheers,
>   Andrej

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