#VU13800 Incorrect default permissions in SEL AcSELerator Architect and SEL Compass

Published: 2018-07-10 | Updated: 2018-07-11

Vulnerability identifier: #VU13800

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-10604


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
SEL AcSELerator Architect
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc
SEL Compass
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc

Vendor: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.


The vulnerability allows a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect default permissions. A local attacker can gain full access to the SEL Compass directory, modifiy or overwrite files within the Compass installation folder, and gain execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.


Update SEL Compass to version or later.
Update SEL AcSELerator  to version

Vulnerable software versions

SEL AcSELerator Architect:

SEL Compass:

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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.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

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