Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an administrative user unintentional access to the underlying operating system of the device.
The following versions of KACE Systems Management Appliance are affected:
3.2.1 IMPROPER INPUT VALIDATION CWE-20
The vulnerability allows unintentional access to the appliance leveraging functions of the troubleshooting tools located in the administrator user interface.
Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian reported this vulnerability to NCCIC.
Quest recommends affected users upgrade to Version 9.1 or newer, which can be downloaded from the Quest support portal at the following link:
NCCIC 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 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.
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