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Date: Tue,  2 Apr 2024 09:02:00 +0200
From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Subject: CVE-2024-26683: wifi: cfg80211: detect stuck ECSA element in probe resp


In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved:

wifi: cfg80211: detect stuck ECSA element in probe resp

We recently added some validation that we don't try to
connect to an AP that is currently in a channel switch
process, since that might want the channel to be quiet
or we might not be able to connect in time to hear the
switching in a beacon. This was in commit c09c4f31998b
("wifi: mac80211: don't connect to an AP while it's in
a CSA process").

However, we promptly got a report that this caused new
connection failures, and it turns out that the AP that
we now cannot connect to is permanently advertising an
extended channel switch announcement, even with quiet.
The AP in question was an Asus RT-AC53, with firmware

As a first step, attempt to detect that we're dealing
with such a situation, so mac80211 can use this later.

The Linux kernel CVE team has assigned CVE-2024-26683 to this issue.

Affected and fixed versions

	Issue introduced in 6.7 with commit c09c4f31998b and fixed in 6.7.5 with commit ce112c941c2b
	Issue introduced in 6.7 with commit c09c4f31998b and fixed in 6.8 with commit 177fbbcb4ed6

Please see for a full list of currently supported
kernel versions by the kernel community.

Unaffected versions might change over time as fixes are backported to
older supported kernel versions.  The official CVE entry at
will be updated if fixes are backported, please check that for the most
up to date information about this issue.

Affected files

The file(s) affected by this issue are:


The Linux kernel CVE team recommends that you update to the latest
stable kernel version for this, and many other bugfixes.  Individual
changes are never tested alone, but rather are part of a larger kernel
release.  Cherry-picking individual commits is not recommended or
supported by the Linux kernel community at all.  If however, updating to
the latest release is impossible, the individual changes to resolve this
issue can be found at these commits:

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