Security Advisory for WPA-2 Vulnerabilities on Some Arlo Cameras, PSV-2017-2837

Associated CVE IDs:

  • CVE-2017-13077
  • CVE-2017-13078
  • CVE-2017-13079
  • CVE-2017-13080
  • CVE-2017-13081
  • CVE-2017-13082
  • CVE-2017-13084
  • CVE-2017-13086
  • CVE-2017-13087
  • CVE-2017-13088

Associated CERT/CC VU number: VU#228519

Arlo is aware of WPA-2 security vulnerabilities (known as KRACK attacks) that affect some Arlo products that connect to WiFi networks as clients. These vulnerabilities are potentially exploitable under the following conditions:

  • Your devices are only vulnerable if an attacker is in physical proximity to and within wireless range of your network.
  • Arlo cameras are affected during a WPA-2 handshake that is initiated only when connecting or reconnecting to a router.  

If these vulnerabilities are exploited, an attacker could potentially perform the following type of attack, among others:

  • Eavesdrop on communication between the affected product and the router to which it connects.

Arlo camera feed traffic is encrypted and remains protected.

These WPA-2 vulnerabilities affect the following products:

  • ABC1000
  • VMC3040
  • VMC3040S

For all Arlo products, firmware updates are sent to your devices automatically. You do not need to update your firmware manually.

Arlo will update this advisory when more information is available.


This document is provided on an "as is" basis and does not imply any kind of guarantee or warranty, including the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use. Your use of the information in the document or materials linked from the document is at your own risk. Arlo reserves the right to change or update this document at any time. Arlo expects to update this document as new information becomes available.


Mathy Vanhoef (

Common Vulnerability Scoring System

CVSS v3 Rating: Medium

CVSS v3 Score: 6.8

CVSS v3 Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:L/A:N


We appreciate and value having security concerns brought to our attention. Arlo constantly monitors for both known and unknown threats. Being proactive rather than reactive to emerging security issues is fundamental for product support at Arlo.

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Revision History


  • Published as a new, Arlo-only advisory separate from the NETGEAR WPA-2 security advisory
  • Removed all NETGEAR-only vulnerability information
  • Replaced the legal disclaimer text