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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (icsa-22-242-03) Hitachi Energy MSM Product
31 August 2022
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Hitachi Energy MSM Product
Operating System: Network Appliance
CVE Names: CVE-2018-16842 CVE-2016-9586 CVE-2016-8621
CVE-2016-8619 CVE-2016-8618 CVE-2016-8617
CVE-2016-7167 CVE-2016-7103 CVE-2015-6584
CVE-2014-3707 CVE-2014-0138 CVE-2013-2174
Comment: CVSS (Max): 9.8* CVE-2016-8618 (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
CVSS Source: [NVD], Red Hat
* Not all CVSS available when published
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ICS Advisory (ICSA-22-242-03)
Hitachi Energy MSM Product
Original release date: August 30, 2022
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 7.5
o ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low attack complexity
o Vendor: Hitachi Energy
o Equipment: MSM Product
o Vulnerability: Reliance on Uncontrolled Component
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could disrupt the functionality
of the MSM web interface, steal sensitive user credentials, or cause a
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
Hitachi Energy reports multiple open-source software related vulnerabilities in
the following MSM product versions:
o MSM version 2.2 and earlier.
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 RELIANCE ON UNCONTROLLED COMPONENT CWE-1357
Hitachi Energy is aware of public reports of multiple vulnerabilities in
open-source software components (JQuery, GoAhead Embedded Webserver, and Curl)
used in MSM products. Versions are available to remediate the identified
CVE-2015-6584 , CVE-2016-7103 , CVE-2011-4273 , CVE-2018-16842 , CVE-2016-9586
, CVE-2016-8617 , CVE-2016-8618 , CVE-2016-8619 , CVE-2016-8621 , CVE-2016-7167
, CVE-2014-3707 , CVE-2013-2174 , and CVE-2014-0138 , have been assigned to
these vulnerabilities in open-source components used by MSM. A CVSS v3 base
score of 9.8 has been calculated for the worst case; the CVSS vector string is
( AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H ).
o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Energy
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Switzerland
Hitachi Energy reported to CISA that MSM products were affected by these
previously discovered vulnerabilities in various open-source software
Hitachi Energy recommends the following security practices and firewall
configurations to help protect process control networks from outside attacks:
o Physically protect process control systems from unauthorized direct access.
o Separate process control systems from other networks using a firewall
system with only the necessary ports open.
o Process control systems should not be used for common internet activities.
o Portable computers and removable storage media should be carefully scanned
for malicious software before connecting to a control system.
Hitachi Energy also recommends following the hardening guidelines published by
The Center for Internet Security (CIS) to protect hosts connected with MSM.
This measure will prevent the lateral movement of the attack vector into MSM
via such connected devices. Examples for Windows computers include:
o Securing Microsoft Windows Desktop
o Securing Microsoft Windows Server
For more information, see Hitachi Energy advisory 8DBD000086
CISA recommends users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of
exploitation of these vulnerabilities.
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 cisa.gov/ics 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 cisa.gov/ics 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 these vulnerabilities. These
vulnerabilities are exploitable remotely. These vulnerabilities have a low
For any questions related to this report, please contact the CISA at:
Toll Free: 1-888-282-0870
CISA continuously strives to improve its products and services. You can help by
choosing one of the links below to provide feedback about this product.
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