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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Schneider Electric IGSS Mobile Security Updates
19 February 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Schneider Electric IGSS Mobile
Operating System: Apple iOS
Impact/Access: Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2017-9969 CVE-2017-9968
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Schneider Electric IGSS Mobile
Original release date: February 15, 2018
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CVSS v3 6.4
ATTENTION: Locally exploitable/low skill level to exploit.
Vendor: Schneider Electric
Equipment: IGSS Mobile
Vulnerabilities: Improper Certificate Validation, Plaintext Storage of a
Schneider Electric reports that the vulnerabilities affect the following IGSS
o IGSS Mobile for Android, version 3.01 and all versions prior, and
o IGSS Mobile for iOS, version 3.01 and all versions prior.
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to
execute a man-in-the-middle attack. In addition, passwords can be accessed by
An update for Android with the fix for these vulnerabilities is available for
download on Google Play:
(link is external)
An update for iOS with the fix for these vulnerabilities is available on Apple
(link is external)
For more information on these vulnerabilities and associated patch, please see
Schneider Electric's security notification SEVD-2018-039-02 on their website:
(link is external)
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Cybersecurity with Defense-in-Depth Strategies.
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Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their
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o Do not click web links or open unsolicited attachments in email messages.
o Refer to Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams for more information on
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information on social engineering attacks.
No known public exploits specifically target these vulnerabilities.
IMPROPER CERTIFICATE VALIDATION CWE-295
IGSS Mobile app lacks certificate pinning during the TLS/SSL connection
establishing process. This issue could allow an attacker to execute a
CVE-2017-9968 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
6.4 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is (AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H
PLAINTEXT STORAGE OF A PASSWORD CWE-256
IGSS Mobile app passwords are stored in clear-text in the configuration file.
CVE-2017-9969 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
6.0 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is (AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H
Alexander Bolshev (IOActive) and Ivan Yushkevich (Embedi) reported these
vulnerabilities to Schneider Electric.
Critical Infrastructure Sectors: Commercial Facilities, Critical Manufacturing,
Countries/Areas Deployed: Worldwide
Company Headquarters Location: France
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For industrial control systems cybersecurity information:
or incident reporting:
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