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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (icsa-22-286-02) Siemens Industrial Edge Management
14 October 2022
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Siemens Industrial Edge Management
Operating System: Network Appliance
CVE Names: CVE-2022-40147
Comment: CVSS (Max): 7.4 CVE-2022-40147 (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N)
CVSS Source: ICS-CERT
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ICS Advisory (ICSA-22-286-02)
Siemens Industrial Edge Management
Original release date: October 13, 2022
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 7.4
o ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely
o Vendor: Siemens
o Equipment: Industrial Edge Management
o Vulnerability: Improper Certificate Validation
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to inject
malicious maintenance requests by exploiting improper certification validation.
An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending statistics, activating
remote support, exchanging the initial keys when onboarding, querying new
extensions, or accessing sensitive data.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of Industrial Edge Management, an application and device
management platform, are affected:
o All versions prior to V1.5.1
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 IMPROPER CERTIFICATE VALIDATION CWE-295
All versions of Siemens Industrial Edge Management prior to version 1.5.1 do
not properly validate the server certificate when initiating a TLS connection.
This could allow an attacker to spoof a trusted entity's certificate by
interfering in the communication path between the client and the intended
CVE-2022-40147 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
7.4 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is ( AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/
o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Critical Manufacturing
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Germany
Siemens reported this vulnerability to CISA.
Siemens recommends users to update to v1.5.1 or later (login required).
As a general security measure, Siemens strongly recommends protecting network
access to devices with appropriate mechanisms. In order to operate the devices
in a protected IT environment, Siemens recommends configuring the environment
according to Siemens' operational guidelines for industrial security and to
follow the recommendations in the product manuals.
For more information, see Siemens Security Advisory SSA-459643 in HTML or CSAF
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 they are not accessible from the Internet .
o Locate control system networks and remote devices behind firewalls and
isolate them from business networks.
o When remote access is required, use secure methods, such as Virtual Private
Networks (VPNs), recognizing VPNs may have vulnerabilities and should be
updated to the most current version available. Also recognize VPN is only
as secure as its 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 at cisa.gov/ics . Several CISA products detailing cyber
defense best practices are available for reading and download, including
Improving Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity with Defense-in-Depth
Additional mitigation guidance and recommended practices are publicly available
on the ICS webpage at cisa.gov/ics in the technical information paper,
ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation
Organizations observing suspected malicious activity should follow established
internal procedures and report findings to CISA for tracking and correlation
against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability. This
vulnerability has a high attack complexity.
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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