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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (icsa-20-035-01) AutomationDirect C-More Touch Panels
6 February 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: C-More Touch Panels EA9 series
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2020-6969
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ICS Advisory (ICSA-20-035-01)
AutomationDirect C-More Touch Panels
Original release date: February 04, 2020
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 10.0
o ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low skill level to exploit
o Vendor: AutomationDirect
o Equipment: C-More Touch Panels EA9 Series
o Vulnerability: Insufficiently Protected Credentials
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to get
account information such as usernames and passwords, obscure or manipulate
process data, and lock out access to the device.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of C-More Touch Panels, a software management platform,
o C-More Touch Panels EA9 series: firmware versions prior to 6.53
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 INSUFFICIENTLY PROTECTED CREDENTIALS (CWE-522)
It is possible to unmask credentials and other sensitive information on
"unprotected" project files, which may allow an attacker to remotely access the
system and manipulate system configurations.
CVE-2020-6969 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
10.0 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is ( AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/
o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Commercial Facilities, Critical
Manufacturing, Energy, Water and Wastewater
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: United States
Joel Langill of Amentum Mission Engineering & Resilience reported this
vulnerability to CISA.
Automation Direct recommends users to upgrade to Version 6.53
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.
For any questions related to this report, please contact the CISA at:
Toll Free: 1-888-282-0870
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choosing one of the links below to provide feedback about this product.
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