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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (icsa-19-239-02) Datalogic AV7000 Linear Barcode Scanner
28 August 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Datalogic AV7000 Linear Barcode Scanner
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2019-13526
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ICS Advisory (ICSA-19-239-02)
Datalogic AV7000 Linear Barcode Scanner
Original release date: August 27, 2019
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 8.8
o ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low skill level to exploit
o Vendor: Datalogic
o Equipment: AV7000 Linear Barcode Scanner
o Vulnerability: Authentication Bypass Using an Alternate Path or Channel
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to
bypass authentication through issues in the HTTP authentication process.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of AV7000, a linear barcode scanner, are affected:
o All versions prior to 18.104.22.168
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 AUTHENTICATION BYPASS USING AN ALTERNATE PATH OR CHANNEL CWE-288
The affected product is vulnerable to authentication bypass, which may allow an
attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code.
CVE-2019-13526 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
8.8 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is ( AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/
o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Critical Manufacturing
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Italy
Tri Quach and Blake Johnson of Amazon's Customer Fulfillment Technology
Security (CFTS) group reported this vulnerability to CISA.
Datalogic reports a new version of the firmware was released to mitigate the
reported vulnerability. Affected users may obtain the latest version by
contacting a Datalogic service representative or by calling Datalogic at +1 800
CISA recommends users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of
exploitation of this vulnerability. Specifically, users should:
o Minimize network exposure for all control system devices and/or systems,
and ensure that they are not accessible from the Internet .
o Locate control system networks and remote devices behind firewalls, and
isolate them from the business network.
o 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.
CISA reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk
assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
CISA also provides a section for control systems security recommended practices
on the ICS webpage onus-cert.gov . Several recommended practices are available
for reading and download, including Improving Industrial Control Systems
Cybersecurity with Defense-in-Depth Strategies .
Additional mitigation guidance and recommended practices are publicly available
on the ICS webpage on us-cert.gov in the Technical Information Paper,
ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation
Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their
established internal procedures and report their findings to CISA for tracking
and correlation against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability.
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