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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (icsa-19-304-04) Honeywell equIP and Performance
Series IP Cameras and Recorders
1 November 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Honeywell equIP and Performance Series IP Cameras and Recorders
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Reduced Security -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2019-18226
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ICS Advisory (ICSA-19-304-04)
Honeywell equIP and Performance Series IP Cameras and Recorders
Original release date: October 31, 2019
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 7.5
o ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely
o Vendor: Honeywell
o Equipment: equIP series and Performance series IP cameras and recorders
o Vulnerability: Authentication Bypass by Capture-Replay
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in unauthenticated
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
Honeywell reports the vulnerability affects equIP series and Performance series
IP cameras and recorders listed fully in the following Honeywell security
o Security Notification SN 2019-09-13 02
This notification can be found at the following location:
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 AUTHENTICATION BYPASS BY CAPTURE-REPLAY CWE-294
A vulnerability exists in the affected products where IP cameras and recorders
have a potential replay attack vulnerability as a weak authentication method is
retained for compatibility with legacy products.
CVE-2019-18226 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:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/
o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Commercial Facilities, Critical
Manufacturing, Energy, Healthcare and Public Health
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: United States
Honeywell reported this vulnerability to CISA.
Honeywell has released firmware update packages for all affected products
listed above. The package can be downloaded from:
Honeywell recommends users with potentially affected products take the
following steps to protect themselves:
o Update firmware of vulnerable devices per this security notification;
o Isolate their system from the Internet or create additional layers of
defense to their system from the Internet by placing the affected hardware
behind a firewall or into a DMZ; and
o If remote connections to the network are required, consider using a VPN or
other means to ensure secure remote connections into the network where the
device is located.
More information on this issue can be found in Honeywell Security Notification
SN 2019-09-13 02
CISA reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk
assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
CISA also provides a section for control systems security recommended practices
on the ICS webpage on us-cert.gov . 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 webpage on us-cert.gov 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 CISA for tracking
and correlation against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability. High skill
level needed to exploit.
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