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Improper Restriction of Excessive Authentication Attempts

CVE-2020-28212

Severity High
Score 9.8/10

Summary

A CWE-307: Improper Restriction of Excessive Authentication Attempts vulnerability exists in PLC Simulator on EcoStruxureª Control Expert (now Unity Pro) (all versions) that could cause unauthorized command execution when a brute force attack is done over Modbus.

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

CWE-307 - Improper Restriction of Excessive Authentication Attempts

The software does not implement sufficient measures to prevent multiple failed authentication attempts within in a short time frame, making it more susceptible to brute force attacks.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published