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Insufficiently Protected Credentials

CVE-2017-6028

Severity High
Score 9.8/10

Summary

An Insufficiently Protected Credentials issue was discovered in Schneider Electric Modicon PLCs Modicon M241, all firmware versions, and Modicon M251, all firmware versions. Log-in credentials are sent over the network with Base64 encoding leaving them susceptible to sniffing. Sniffed credentials could then be used to log into the web application.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-522 - Insufficiently Protected Credentials

The product transmits or stores authentication credentials, but it uses an insecure method that is susceptible to unauthorized interception and/or retrieval.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published