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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley PowerMonitor 1000
20 February 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: PowerMonitor 1000
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Cross-site Scripting -- Remote with User Interaction
Unauthorised Access -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2019-19616 CVE-2019-19615
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Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley PowerMonitor 1000
Original release date: February 19, 2019
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 9.8
o ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low skill level to exploit/public exploits
o Vendor: Rockwell Automation
o Equipment: Allen-Bradley PowerMonitor 1000
o Vulnerabilities: Cross-site Scripting and Authentication Bypass
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker
to affect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the device.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of PowerMonitor 1000, a monitoring platform, are
o PowerMonitor 1000, all versions.
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 IMPROPER NEUTRALIZATION OF INPUT DURING WEB PAGE GENERATION
('CROSS-SITE SCRIPTING') CWE-79
A remote attacker could inject arbitrary code into a targeted user's web
browser to gain access to the affected device.
CVE-2019-19615 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
6.1 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L
3.2.2 AUTHENTICATION BYPASS USING AN ALTERNATE PATH OR CHANNEL CWE-288
A remote attacker may be able to use a proxy to enable functionality that is
typically available to those with administrative rights for the web
application, allowing the attacker to bypass authentication. Once bypassed, the
attacker could disrupt user settings and device configuration.
CVE-2019-19616 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
9.8 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H
o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Energy
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: United States
Luca Chiou of ACSI reported these vulnerabilities to NCCIC.
Rockwell Automation is currently working on mitigations and reports that
CheckPoint Software Technologies has released IPS rules to detect attempts to
For more information, Rockwell Automation has released a security notification
that can be found at (login required): https://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/
NCCIC 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.
NCCIC reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk
assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
NCCIC also provides a section for control systems security recommended
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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