GE Fanuc iFIX multiple unauthorized access

gefanucifix-multiple-unauth-access (48691) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

GE Fanuc iFIX could allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to the system, caused by the improper handling of authentication to the iFIX system. A remote attacker using a network sniffing tool could sniff traffic between two computers using Microsoft Windows network sharing to recover passwords stored in a local file. The attacker could exploit this vulnerability to decrypt the passwords and gain unauthorized access to the iFIX system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • GE Fanuc KB13253: Security Issue: CERT Reported Vulnerabilities in iFIX Security .
  • McGrew Security Blog, Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 at 11:05 pm: GE Fanuc releases info on iFIX vulnerabilities VU# 310355.
  • BID-33739: GE Fanuc iFIX Insecure Authentication Multiple Unauthorized Access Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2009-0216: GE Fanuc iFIX 5.0 and earlier relies on client-side authentication involving a weakly encrypted local password file, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions and start privileged server login sessions by recovering a password or by using a modified program module.
  • OSVDB ID: 54272: General Electric (GE) Fanuc Proficy HMI/SCADA iFIX Obfuscated Authentication Credential Weakness
  • OSVDB ID: 54273: General Electric (GE) Fanuc Proficy HMI/SCADA iFIX Crafted Software Module Authentication Bypass
  • OSVDB ID: 54274: General Electric (GE) Fanuc Proficy HMI/SCADA iFIX External Media Autorun Environment Protection Bypass
  • SA33909: Proficy HMI/SCADA iFIX Information Disclosure and Security Bypass
  • US-CERT VU#310355: GE Fanuc Proficy HMI/SCADA iFIX uses insecure authentication techniques

Platforms Affected:

  • General Electric Company GE Fanuc iFIX 2.0
  • General Electric Company GE Fanuc iFIX 2.2
  • General Electric Company GE Fanuc iFIX 2.21
  • General Electric Company GE Fanuc iFIX 2.5
  • General Electric Company GE Fanuc iFIX 2.6
  • General Electric Company GE Fanuc iFIX 3.0
  • General Electric Company GE Fanuc iFIX 3.5
  • General Electric Company GE Fanuc iFIX 4.0
  • General Electric Company GE Fanuc iFIX 4.5
  • General Electric Company GE Fanuc iFIX 5.0
  • General Electric Company GE Fanuc iFIX PDE

Reported:

Feb 10, 2009

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