ICS Alert (ICS-ALERT-16-263-01)

BINOM3 Electric Power Quality Meter Vulnerabilities

Click to Tweet.
Click to send to Facebook.
Click to Share.

Legal Notice

All information products included in https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ics are provided "as is" for informational purposes only. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not provide any warranties of any kind regarding any information contained within. DHS does not endorse any commercial product or service, referenced in this product or otherwise. Further dissemination of this product is governed by the Traffic Light Protocol (TLP) marking in the header. For more information about TLP, see https://us-cert.cisa.gov/tlp/.



NCCIC/ICS-CERT is aware of a public report by Karn Ganeshen of vulnerabilities affecting the BINOM3 Electric Power Quality Meter, a meter designed for autonomous operation in automated systems. According to this report, the vulnerabilities are remotely exploitable. This report was released after the researcher coordinated with ICS-CERT. ICS-CERT has attempted to notify the affected vendor of the report without success. ICS-CERT is issuing this alert to provide early notice of the report and identify baseline mitigations for reducing risks to these and other cybersecurity attacks.

The report included vulnerability details for the following vulnerabilities:

Vulnerability Type
Remotely ExploitableImpact
Reflected and stored
Cross-site Scripting
YesInjection of arbitrary Java Script
Clear Text PasswordsYesPrivileged access to device
Sensitive iniformation
leakage in GET request
YesPrivileged access to device
Access Control IssuesYesPassword authentication is not
enabled on Telnet Access

Please report any issues affecting control systems in critical infrastructure environments to ICS‑CERT.

BINOM3 Electric Power Quality Meter products are used in SCADA systems such as automated process control systems.

For details, please see the BINOM3 web site:



ICS-CERT recommends users should:

  • Minimize network exposure for all control system devices and/or systems, and ensure that they are not accessible from the Internet.
  • Locate control system networks and devices behind firewalls, and isolate them from the business network.
  • When remote access is required, use secure methods, such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), recognizing that VPNs may have vulnerabilities and should be updated to the most current version available. Also recognize that VPN is only as secure as the connected devices.

ICS-CERT reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk assessment prior to taking defensive measures.

ICS-CERT also provides a control systems recommended practices page on the ICS-CERT web site. Several recommended practices are available for reading or download, including Improving Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity with Defense-in-Depth Strategies.

Organizations that observe any suspected malicious activity should follow their established internal procedures and report their findings to ICS-CERT for tracking and correlation against other incidents.

Contact Information

For any questions related to this report, please contact the CISA at:

Email: CISAservicedesk@cisa.dhs.gov
Toll Free: 1-888-282-0870

For industrial control systems cybersecurity information:  https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ics 
or incident reporting:  https://us-cert.cisa.gov/report

CISA continuously strives to improve its products and services. You can help by choosing one of the links below to provide feedback about this product.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

Please share your thoughts.

We recently updated our anonymous product survey; we'd welcome your feedback.