1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- CVSS v3 8.8
- ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low attack complexity
- Vendor: PTC
- Equipment: Codebeamer
- Vulnerability: Cross site scripting
2. RISK EVALUATION
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of PTC Codebeamer, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform for product and software development, are affected:
- Codebeamer: v22.10-SP7 or lower
- Codebeamer: v22.04-SP5 or lower
- Codebeamer: v21.09-SP13 or lower
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
If an attacker tricks an admin user of PTC Codebeamer into clicking on a malicious link, it may allow the attacker to inject arbitrary code to be executed in the browser on the target device.
- CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Multiple
- COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
- COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: United States
Niklas Schilling of SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab reported this vulnerability to CISA.
PTC recommends the following:
- Version 22.10.X: upgrade to 22.10-SP8 or newer version
- Version 22.04.X: upgrade to 22.04-SP6 or newer version
- Version 21.09.X: upgrade to 21.09-SP14 or newer version
Docker Image download: https://hub.docker.com/r/intland/codebeamer/tags
Codebeamer installers: https://intland.com/codebeamer-download/
Hosted customers may request an upgrade through the support channel.
Note that version 2.0 is not impacted by this vulnerability.
For more information refer to PTC Security Advisory and Resolution.
CISA recommends users take the following measures to protect themselves from social engineering attacks:
- Do not click web links or open attachments in unsolicited 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 exploitation specifically targeting this vulnerability has been reported to CISA at this time.