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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Schneider Electric homeLYnk Controller
23 January 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Schneider Electric homeLYnk Controller
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2017-5157
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Schneider Electric homeLYnk Controller
Original release date: January 19, 2017
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CVSS V3 6.3
ATTENTION: Remotely exploitable/low skill level to exploit
Vendor: Schneider Electric
Equipment: homeLYnk Controller, LSS100100
Vulnerability: Cross-site Scripting
Schneider Electric reports that the vulnerability affects the following
homeLYnk Controller, LSS100100, all versions prior to V1.5.0
An attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability to cause execution of
java script code.
Schneider Electric has made a firmware that fixes this vulnerability available
for download at:
http://www.schneider-electric.com/en/download/document/FW1_5_1-hL/ (link is
For more information on this vulnerability and more detailed mitigation
instructions, please see Schneider Electric security notification
SEVD-2017-011-01 at the following location:
(link is external)
NCCIC/ICS-CERT recommends that users take defensive measures to minimize the
risk of exploitation of this vulnerability. Specifically, users should:
Minimize network exposure for all control system devices and/or systems,
and ensure that they are not accessible from the Internet.
Locate control system networks and remote devices behind firewalls, and
isolate them from the business network.
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.
ICS-CERT reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk
assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
ICS-CERT also provides a section for control systems security recommended
practices on the ICS-CERT web page. Several recommended practices are
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Systems Cybersecurity with Defense-in-Depth Strategies.
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ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation
Strategies, that is available for download from the ICS-CERT web site.
Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their
established internal procedures and report their findings to ICS-CERT for
tracking and correlation against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability.
CROSS-SITE SCRIPTING CWE-79
The homeLYnk controller is susceptible to a cross-site scripting attack. User
inputs can be manipulated to cause execution of java script code.
CVE-2017-5157 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
6.3 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is
Mohammed Shameem reported this issue to Schneider Electric.
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