CVSS v3 7.1
ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low skill level to exploit
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to input a malicious link redirecting users to a malicious website.
The following Rockwell Automation products are affected:
An open redirect vulnerability could allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to input a malicious link to redirect users to a malicious site that could run or download arbitrary malware on the user’s machine.
Josiah Bryan and Geancarlo Palavicini reported this vulnerability to NCCIC.
Rockwell Automation has released a security advisory with mitigation steps that can be found at:
<https://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1086288> (Login required)
Rockwell Automation recommends users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of exploitation of this vulnerability. Specifically, users should:
NCCIC reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
NCCIC also provides a section for control systems security recommended practices on the ICS-CERT web page. Several recommended practices are available for reading and download, including Improving Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity with Defense-in-Depth Strategies.
Additional mitigation guidance and recommended practices are publicly available on the ICS-CERT website in the Technical Information Paper, ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation Strategies.
Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their established internal procedures and report their findings to NCCIC for tracking and correlation against other incidents.
NCCIC also recommends that users take the following measures to protect themselves from social engineering attacks:
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability.