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Networking products manufacturer D-Link has released a patch to fix a flaw in its DIR-850L routers that allowed an attacker to join the router's network without authentication.

The DIR-850L is a consumer grade wireless router released in early 2013. It is available in two hardware revisions.

The flaw was discovered on 6 August by Finland-based Tuomo Untinen who works for cyber security firm Synopsys.

Routers with hardware revision A and firmware revision 1.21B06 beta and older are vulnerable to the attack, which has the number CVE-2018-18907.

According to a statement from Synopsys, after client and access point negotiation phases, the flaw allows an attacker to skip the four-way WPA handshake which sets the encryption parameters and validates ownership of the AP's pre-shared key.

D-Link published an advisory on 6 November with links to patch that fixed the vulnerability.

Co-ordination of publication of the flaw was done by the National Cyber Security Centre, Finland.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the sitecame into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

 

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