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RFC 8110, "Opportunistic Wireless Encryption", March 2017

Source of RFC: IETF - NON WORKING GROUP

Errata ID: 5427
Status: Verified
Type: Technical

Reported By: Alexandru Lupascu
Date Reported: 2018-07-17
Verifier Name: Benjamin Kaduk
Date Verified: 2018-08-23

Section 3 says:

To add an opportunistic encryption mode of access to [IEEE802.11], it
   is necessary to perform a Diffie-Hellman key exchange during 802.11
   authentication and use the resulting pairwise secret with the 4-way
   handshake.

It should say:

To add an opportunistic encryption mode of access to [IEEE802.11], it
   is necessary to perform a Diffie-Hellman key exchange during 802.11
   association and use the resulting pairwise secret with the 4-way
   handshake.

Notes:

As stated in Section 4.4, the Diffie-Hellman key exchange is completed in the 802.11 association step and NOT in the 802.11 authentication step: "Once the client and AP have finished 802.11 association, they then complete the Diffie-Hellman key exchange ...".

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