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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- CVSS v3 7.8
- ATTENTION: Low attack complexity
- Vendor: ABB
- Equipment: e-Design
- Vulnerabilities: Incorrect Default Permissions
2. RISK EVALUATION
Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow privilege escalation or a denial-of service condition.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of e-Design engineering software are affected:
- e-Design: All versions prior to 1.12.2.0006
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
Incorrect default permissions in the affected product create a denial-of-service condition on the target machine, on which affected product is installed, after a reboot.
Incorrect default permissions in the affected product allows an attacker to install malicious software executed with SYSTEM permissions.
- CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Energy
- COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
- COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Switzerland
Michael DePlante (@izobashi) of Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative reported these vulnerabilities to CISA.
- Update to Version 1.12.2.0006 or later
- The owner of the machine should not let any other user log in until the update is applied.
- The machine owner should not leave the machine unlocked when not in use.
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 on cisa.gov. 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 webpage on cisa.gov 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 CISA for tracking and correlation against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target these vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities are not exploitable remotely.
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