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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (icsa-19-260-03) Honeywell Performance IP Cameras
and Performance NVRs
20 September 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Honeywell Performance IP Cameras and Performance NVRs
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Read-only Data Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2019-13523
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ICS Advisory (ICSA-19-260-03)
Honeywell Performance IP Cameras and Performance NVRs
Original release date: September 17, 2019
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 5.3
o ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low skill level to exploit
o Vendor: Honeywell
o Equipment: Performance IP Cameras and Performance NVRs
o Vulnerability: Information Exposure
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to view
device configuration information.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of Honeywell Performance IP Series cameras and
Performance Series NVRs are affected:
Performance IP Series cameras:
Performance Series NVRs:
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
2.2.1 INFORMATION EXPOSURE CWE-200
The integrated web server of the affected devices could allow remote attackers
to obtain web configuration data in JSON format for IP cameras and NVRs
(Network Video Recorders), which can be accessed without authentication over
CVE-2019-13523 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
5.3 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L
o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Commercial Facilities, Critical
Manufacturing, Energy, Healthcare and Public Health
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: United States
Ismail Bulbil reported this vulnerability to CISA.
Honeywell has released firmware update packages for all affected products. The
updates can be obtained with a customer account at the following location
Honeywell also recommends the following mitigating factors that users should
take to mitigate this vulnerability:
o Update firmware of vulnerable devices according to affected devices
outlined in this advisory.
o Isolate affected systems from the Internet or create additional layers of
defense between affected systems and the Internet by placing the affected
hardware behind a firewall or into a DMZ.
o If remote connections to the network are required, consider using a VPN or
other means to ensure secure remote connections into the network where the
device is located.
More information on this issue can be found in Honeywell security notification
SN 2019-04-30 01 at the following location on the Honeywell site:
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 on us-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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