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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (icsa-20-254-01) AVEVA Enterprise Data Management Web
14 September 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: AVEVA Enterprise Data Management Web
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2020-13501 CVE-2020-13500 CVE-2020-13499
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ICS Advisory (ICSA-20-254-01)
AVEVA Enterprise Data Management Web
Original release date: September 10, 2020
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 9.6
o ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low skill level to exploit
o Vendor: AVEVA
o Equipment: Enterprise Data Management Web
o Vulnerability: SQL Injection
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to
execute arbitrary SQL commands on the affected device.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of Enterprise Data Management Web (formerly eDNA Web), a
data management platform, are affected:
o Enterprise Data Management Web v2019 and prior
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 IMPROPER NEUTRALIZATION OF SPECIAL ELEMENTS USED IN AN SQL COMMAND ('SQL
The affected product is vulnerable to SQL injection, which may allow a
malicious attacker to execute arbitrary SQL commands under the privileges of
the account configured in eDNA Web for SQL access. If eDNA Web is not
installed, the deployment is not vulnerable.
CVE-2020-13499 , CVE-2020-13500 , and CVE-2020-13501 have been assigned to this
A CVSS v3 base score of 9.6 has been assigned for versions prior to 2017; the
CVSS vector string is ( AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H ).
A CVSS v3 base score of 9.0 has been assigned for versions 2017-2019; the CVSS
vector string is ( AV:A/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H ).
o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Critical Manufacturing, Information
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: United Kingdom
Yuri Kramarz of Cisco Talos reported this vulnerability to AVEVA.
AVEVA reports that affected users are recommended to upgrade to AVEVA
Enterprise Data Management Web v2019 SP1 as soon as possible. If an upgrade to
v2019 SP1 is not possible, users can contact AVEVA Global Customer Support, and
a hot-fix can be made available for eDNA Web v2018 SP2. Other versions will not
be hot-fixed and must be upgraded. For help with applying upgrades and
hot-fixes, please contact AVEVA Global Customer Support.
For more information see the AVEVA security bulletin here .
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
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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