Multiple vulnerabilities in GE Proficy CIMPLICITY



Published: 2022-02-23
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE-ID CVE-2022-23921
CVE-2022-21798
CWE-ID CWE-269
CWE-319
Exploitation vector Local network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Proficy CIMPLICITY
Server applications / SCADA systems

Vendor GE Digital

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 2 vulnerabilities.

1) Improper Privilege Management

EUVDB-ID: #VU60807

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-23921

CWE-ID: CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges.

The vulnerability exists due to improper privilege management. A local user can escalate privileges.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Proficy CIMPLICITY: 11.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/advisories/icsa-22-053-01

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

The attacker would have to login to the system and perform certain actions in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

2) Cleartext transmission of sensitive information

EUVDB-ID: #VU60808

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-21798

CWE-ID: CWE-319 - Cleartext Transmission of Sensitive Information

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to software uses insecure communication channel to transmit sensitive information. A remote attacker with ability to intercept network traffic can gain access to sensitive data.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Proficy CIMPLICITY: All versions


CPE2.3 External links

http://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/advisories/icsa-22-053-02

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the local network (LAN).

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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