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Improper Access Control

CVE-2016-5645

Severity High
Score 7.3/10

Summary

Rockwell Automation MicroLogix 1400 PLC 1766-L32BWA, 1766-L32AWA, 1766-L32BXB, 1766-L32BWAA, 1766-L32AWAA, and 1766-L32BXBA devices have a hardcoded SNMP community, which makes it easier for remote attackers to load arbitrary firmware updates by leveraging knowledge of this community.

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  • NETWORK
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  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
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CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Listed 5th in the 'OWASP Top Ten', improper (or broken) access control attacks are a fundamental type of vulnerability. This includes a broad range of design flaws that enable users to act outside of their intended permissions. They can use these privileges to gain access to restricted files and functionality such as accessing restricted information, falsifying records, destroying data, or executing commands.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published