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                               ESB-2020.3087
        Advisory (icsa-20-252-05) Siemens Siveillance Video Client
                             9 September 2020

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Siemens Siveillance Video Client
Publisher:         US-CERT
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2020-15785  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ics/advisories/icsa-20-252-05

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ICS Advisory (ICSA-20-252-05)

Siemens Siveillance Video Client

Original release date: September 08, 2020

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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  o CVSS v3 5.3
  o ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low skill level to exploit
  o Vendor: Siemens
  o Equipment: Siveillance Video Client
  o Vulnerability: Cleartext Transmission of Sensitive Information

2. RISK EVALUATION

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to obtain
valid administrator login names and use this information to launch further
attacks.

3. TECHNICAL DETAILS

3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS

The following versions of Siveillance Video Client, an IP video management
software, are affected:

  o Siveillance Video Client: all versions

3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW

3.2.1 CLEARTEXT TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION CWE-319

In environments where Windows NTLM authentication is enabled, the affected
client application transmits usernames to the server in cleartext. This could
allow an attack in a privileged network position to obtain valid administrator
login names and use this information to launch further attacks.

CVE-2020-15785 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/I:N/A:N ).

3.3 BACKGROUND

  o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Commercial facilities
  o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
  o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Germany

3.4 RESEARCHER

Siemens ProductCERT reported this vulnerability to CISA.

4. MITIGATIONS

Siemens has identified the following specific workarounds and mitigations users
can apply to reduce the risk:

  o Apply the patch provided for current versions.
  o Use Kerberos authentication instead of NTLM as described in the Siveillance
    Video Hardening Guide.

As a general security measure Siemens strongly recommends protecting network
access to affected products with appropriate mechanisms. It is advised to
follow recommended security practices to run the devices in a protected IT
environment.

For additional information, please refer to Siemens Security Advisory:
SSA-770698

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
Strategies .

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:

Email: CISAservicedesk@cisa.dhs.gov
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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