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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (ICSA-19-113-01) Rockwell Automation MicroLogix
1400 and CompactLogix 5370 Controllers
24 April 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Rockwell Automation MicroLogix 1400
Rockwell Automation CompactLogix 5370
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2019-10955
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Rockwell Automation MicroLogix 1400 and CompactLogix 5370 Controllers
Original release date: April 23, 2019
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 7.1
o ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low skill level to exploit
o Vendor: Rockwell Automation
o Equipment: MicroLogix 1400 and CompactLogix 5370 Controllers
o Vulnerability: Open Redirect
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote
unauthenticated attacker to input a malicious link redirecting users to a
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following Rockwell Automation products are affected:
o MicroLogix 1400 Controllers
Series A, All Versions
Series B, v15.002 and earlier
o MicroLogix 1100 Controllers v14.00 and earlier
o CompactLogix 5370 L1 controllers v30.014 and earlier
o CompactLogix 5370 L2 controllers v30.014 and earlier
o CompactLogix 5370 L3 controllers (includes CompactLogix GuardLogix
controllers) v30.014 and earlier
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 URL REDIRECTION TO UNTRUSTED SITE ('OPEN REDIRECT') CWE-601
An open redirect vulnerability could allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to
input a malicious link to redirect users to a malicious site that could run or
download arbitrary malware on the user's machine.
CVE-2019-10955 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
7.1 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is ( AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/
o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Critical Manufacturing
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: United States
Josiah Bryan and Geancarlo Palavicini reported this vulnerability to NCCIC.
Rockwell Automation has released a security advisory with mitigation steps that
can be found at:
Rockwell Automation recommends users take defensive measures to minimize the
risk of exploitation of this vulnerability. Specifically, users should:
o Update to the latest available firmware revision that addresses the
o Use trusted software, software patches, anti-virus/anti-malware programs,
and interact only with trusted websites and attachments.
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 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. VPN is only as secure as
the connected devices.
o Employ training and awareness programs to educate users on the warning
signs of a phishing or social engineering attack.
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.
NCCIC also recommends that users take the following 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.
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability.
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