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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Pangea Communications Internet FAX ATA
18 February 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Pangea Communications Internet FAX Analog Telephone Adapter
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Unauthorised Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2019-6551
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Pangea Communications Internet FAX ATA
Original release date: February 14, 2019
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 7.5
o ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low skill level to exploit/public exploits
o Vendor: Pangea Communications
o Equipment: Internet FAX Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA)
o Vulnerability: Authentication Bypass Using an Alternate Path or Channel
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could cause the device to reboot
and create a continual denial-of-service condition.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of Pangea Internet FAX ATA, an Analog Telephone Adapter,
o Internet FAX ATA Version 3.1.8 and prior.
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 AUTHENTICATION BYPASS USING AN ALTERNATE PATH OR CHANNEL CWE-288
Using a specially crafted URL, an attacker can bypass user authentication to
cause the device to reboot, which may be used to cause a continual
CVE-2019-6551 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
7.5 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N
o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Communication, Information Technology
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: United States
Ankit Anubhav of NewSky Security reported this vulnerability to NCCIC.
Pangea Communications has contacted users of the affected product and have
deployed a patch to resolve the issue. For more information, contact Pangea
Communications support using the following link:
NCCIC recommends users take defensive measures to protect themselves from
social engineering attacks:
o Do not click web links or open unsolicited attachments in email messages.
o Refer to Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams for more information on
avoiding email scams.
o Refer to Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more
information on social engineering attacks.
NCCIC reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk
assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
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practices on the ICS-CERT web page. 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-CERT website 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 NCCIC for tracking
and correlation against other incidents.
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