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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (icsa-20-133-01) Eaton Intelligent Power Manager
13 May 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Eaton Intelligent Power Manager
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2020-6652 CVE-2020-6651
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ICS Advisory (ICSA-20-133-01)
Eaton Intelligent Power Manager
Original release date: May 12, 2020
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 8.8
o ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low skill level to exploit
o Vendor: Eaton
o Equipment: Intelligent Power Manager
o Vulnerabilities: Improper Input Validation, Incorrect Privilege Assignment
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to
perform command injection or code execution and allow non-administrator users
to manipulate the system configurations.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of Intelligent Power Manager, a software monitoring and
management platform, are affected:
o Intelligent Power Manager v1.67 and prior
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 IMPROPER INPUT VALIDATION CWE-20
The affected product may not validate import configuration file names properly,
which could allow an attacker to perform command injection or code execution.
CVE-2020-6651 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
8.8 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is ( AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/
3.2.2 INCORRECT PRIVILEGE ASSIGNMENT CWE-266
The affected product may allow non-administrator users to upload the system
configuration files by sending specially crafted requests, which could allow
non-administrator users to manipulate the system configurations.
CVE-2020-6652 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
7.8 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is ( AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/
o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Energy
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Ireland
Sivathmican Sivakumaran of Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative reported these
vulnerabilities to CISA.
Eaton has released Intelligent Power Manager v1.68 to address the reported
To prevent the exploitation of the issues and safeguard the software from
malicious entities, Eaton recommends blocking Ports 4679 and 4680 at the
enterprise network or home network where Intelligent Power Manager software is
installed and used.
For additional information please see the Eaton Vulnerability Advisory .
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 these vulnerabilities.
For any questions related to this report, please contact the CISA at:
Toll Free: 1-888-282-0870
CISA continuously strives to improve its products and services. You can help by
choosing one of the links below to provide feedback about this product.
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