Researchers at the Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC) have discovered an availability vulnerability in the IKEA TRÅDFRI smart lighting system. An attacker sending a single malformed IEEE 802.15.4 (Zigbee) frame makes the TRÅDFRI bulb blink, and if they replay (i.e. resend) the same frame multiple times, the bulb performs a factory reset. This causes the bulb to lose configuration information about the Zigbee network and current brightness level. After this attack, all lights are on with full brightness, and a user cannot control the bulbs with either the IKEA Home Smart app or the TRÅDFRI remote control.
The malformed Zigbee frame is an unauthenticated broadcast message, which means all vulnerable devices within radio range are affected.
To recover from this attack, a user could add each bulb manually back to the network. However, an attacker could reproduce the attack at any time.
CVE-2022-39064 is related to another vulnerability, CVE-2022-39065, which also affects availability in the IKEA TRÅDFRI smart lighting system. Read our latest blog post to learn more.