Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote unauthenticated user to gain root privileges on the device.
The following versions of PanelView 5510, an HMI, are affected:
A remote, unauthenticated threat actor with access to an affected PanelView 5510 Graphic Display, upon successful exploit, may boot-up the terminal and gain root-level access to the device’s file system.
Rockwell Automation reported this vulnerability to NCCIC.
Rockwell Automation reports users using PanelView 5510 with manufacturing dates prior to March 13, 2019, are encouraged to update to an available revision that addresses the associated risk.
For PanelView 5510 using v4, apply v4.003 or later and for PanelView 5510 using v5, apply v5.002 or later. Updates are available at:
Rockwell Automation also recommends applying the following specific mitigations:
For more information see Rockwell Automation security advisory 1088080 found at:
<http://www.rockwellautomation.com/knowledgebase> (login required)
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 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.
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability.
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