Enable OCV in hostapd and wpa_supplicant

Asked by Michael Yartys

As far as I can see, Operating Channel Validation is not enabled in the compilation options of hostapd and wpa_supplicant. Could this please be enabled since it's a security feature that prevents MITM multi-channel attacks? This can be done by uncommenting #CONFIG_OCV=y in the defconfigs of hostapd and wpa_supplicant. More information on OCV can be found in the following paper: https://papers.mathyvanhoef.com/wisec2018.pdf

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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Ubuntu copies software from Debian (to avoid double packaging work) and as far a I can see Ubuntu did not touch the values for CONFIG_OCV, and just took what Debian has set.
I suggest that you ask Debian to enable Operating Channel Validation, and Ubuntu will (most probably) follow any decision by Debian.

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Michael Yartys (michael-yartys) said :

Ok, will do!

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Michael Yartys (michael-yartys) said :

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.