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           Advisory (ICSA-15-020-02) Schneider Electric ETG3000
                  FactoryCast HMI Gateway Vulnerabilities
                              21 January 2015


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           TSXETG3000
Publisher:         ICS-CERT
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Modify Arbitrary Files -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Delete Arbitrary Files -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Denial of Service      -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Unauthorised Access    -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-9198 CVE-2014-9197 

Original Bulletin: 

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Advisory (ICSA-15-020-02)

Schneider Electric ETG3000 FactoryCast HMI Gateway Vulnerabilities

Original release date: January 20, 2015

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Narendra Shinde of Qualys Security has identified multiple vulnerabilities in
Schneider Electrics ETG3000 FactoryCast HMI Gateway. Schneider Electric has 
produced a firmware update that mitigates part of these vulnerabilities.

These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely.


The following ETG3000 FactoryCast HMI Gateways are affected:

    TSXETG3000 all versions,

    TSXETG3010 all versions,

    TSXETG3021 all versions, and

    TSXETG3022 all versions.


The vulnerabilities allow unauthorized remote access to the gateways files and
FTP account.

Impact to individual organizations depends on many factors that are unique to
each organization. NCCIC/ICS-CERT recommends that organizations evaluate the 
impact of these vulnerabilities based on their operational environment, 
architecture, and product implementation.


Schneider Electric corporate headquarters is located in Paris, France, and 
maintains offices in 190 countries worldwide.

The affected product, ETG3000 FactoryCast HMI Gateway, is a web-based SCADA 
system. According to Schneider Electric, these gateways are deployed across 
several sectors including Critical Manufacturing, Energy, Water and Wastewater
Systems, and others. Schneider Electric estimates that these products are used




Access to the rde.jar file containing configuration details is accessible 
without authentication. This could allow an attacker access to information on
the setup and configuration of the gateway.

CVE-2014-9197[b] has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v2 base score 
of 10.0 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is 


The ftp server of the device has hard-coded credentials. This could allow the
attacker to access the service without proper authentication.

CVE-2014-9198[e] has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v2 base score of
10.0 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is 



These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely.


No known public exploits specifically target these vulnerabilities.


An attacker with a low skill would be able to exploit these vulnerabilities.


Schneider Electric has produced an updated firmware, labelled V1.60 IR 04. 
This firmware release moves the jar files directory in a secure area. The new
firmware also includes the ability to disable the FTP server. This updated 
firmware can be downloaded at:


Schneider Electric recommends the FTP server be deactivated when not needed. 
The firmware update does not remove the hard-coded credentials.

Narendra Shinde also found that configuration files were accessible using 
default credentials. Schneider Electric recommends users change the default 
login credentials. This will protect configuration files from unauthorized 

ICS-CERT encourages asset owners to take additional defensive measures to 
protect against this and other cybersecurity risks.

    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 remote 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 also provides a section for control systems security recommended 
practices on the ICS-CERT web page at: 
http://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/content/recommended-practices. Several recommended
practices are available for reading and download, including Improving 
Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity with Defense-in-Depth Strategies. 
ICS-CERT reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk 
assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.

Additional mitigation guidance and recommended practices are publicly 
available in the ICSCERT Technical Information Paper, 
ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation 
Strategies, that is available for download from the ICS-CERT web site 

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

    a. CWE-306: Missing Authentication for Critical Function, 
http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/306.html, web site last accessed January
20, 2015.

    b. NVD, http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-9197, 
NIST uses this advisory to create the CVE web site report. This web site will
be active sometime after publication of this advisory.

    c. CVSS Calculator, 
http://nvd.nist.gov/cvss.cfm?version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C, web
site last accessed January 20, 2015.

    d. CWE-798: Use of Hard-coded Credentials, 
http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/798.html, web site last accessed January
20, 2015.

    e. NVD, http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-9198, 
NIST uses this advisory to create the CVE web site report. This web site will
be active sometime after publication of this advisory.

    f. CVSS Calculator, 
http://nvd.nist.gov/cvss.cfm?version=2&vector=AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C, web
site last accessed January 20, 2015.

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