MiCODUS MV720 GPS tracker (Update A)
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- CVSS v3 9.8
- ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low attack complexity
- Vendor: MiCODUS
- Equipment: MV720 GPS tracker
- Vulnerabilities: Use of Hard-coded Credentials, Improper Authentication, Cross-site Scripting, Authorization Bypass Through User-controlled Key
2. UPDATE OR REPOSTED INFORMATION
This updated advisory is a follow-up to the original advisory titled ICSA-22-200-01 MiCODUS MV720 GPS tracker that was published July 19, 2022, on the ICS webpage on cisa.gov/ICS
3. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker control over any MV720 GPS tracker, granting access to location, routes, fuel cutoff commands, and the disarming of various features (e.g., alarms).
4. TECHNICAL DETAILS
4.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of MV720 GPS tracker are affected:
- MV720 model
4.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
The API server has an authentication mechanism that allows devices to use a hard-coded master password. This may allow an attacker to send SMS commands directly to the GPS tracker as if they were coming from the GPS owner’s mobile number.
SMS-based GPS commands can be executed without authentication.
The main web server has a reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability that could allow an attacker to gain control by tricking a user into making a request.
The main web server has an authenticated insecure direct object reference vulnerability on endpoint and parameter device IDs, which accept arbitrary device IDs without further verification.
The main web server has an authenticated insecure direct object references vulnerability on endpoint and POST parameter “Device ID,” which accepts arbitrary device IDs.
- CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Transportation Systems, Government Facilities, Financial Services, Critical Manufacturing
- COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
- COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: China
Pedro Umbelino, Dan Dahlberg, and Jacob Olcott of BitSight reported these vulnerabilities to CISA.
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MiCODUS has reportedly fixed these vulnerabilities and recommends the following three-part mitigation:
- For the web tracking platform: MiCODUS issued an update eliminating loopholes.
- For the Android app: Users should update to V2.0.32 or later on Google Play Store.
- For the iOS app: Users should update to V2.1.1or later on Apple App store.
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CISA recommends users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of exploitation of this vulnerability these vulnerabilities. Specifically, users should:
- Minimize network exposure for all control system devices and/or systems, and ensure they are not accessible from the Internet.
- Locate control system networks and remote devices behind firewalls and isolate them from business networks.
- When remote access is required, use secure methods, such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), recognizing VPNs may have vulnerabilities and should be updated to the most current version available. Also recognize VPN is only as secure as its connected devices.
CISA also recommends users take the following measures to protect themselves from social engineering attacks:
- Do not click web links or open unsolicited attachments in email messages.
- Refer to Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams for more information on avoiding email scams.
- Refer to Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information on social engineering attacks.
CISA reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
CISA also provides a section for control systems security recommended practices on the ICS webpage at cisa.gov/ics. Several CISA products detailing cyber defense best 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 webpage at cisa.gov/ics in the technical information paper, ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation Strategies.
Organizations observing suspected malicious activity should follow established internal procedures and report findings to CISA for tracking and correlation against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target these vulnerabilities.