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URL Redirection to Untrusted Site ('Open Redirect')


Severity Medium
Score 4.7/10


A CWE-601: URL Redirection to Untrusted Site ('Open Redirect') vulnerability exists in Schneider Electric Software Update (SESU), V2.4.0 and prior, which could cause execution of malicious code on the victim's machine. In order to exploit this vulnerability, an attacker requires privileged access on the engineering workstation to modify a Windows registry key which would divert all traffic updates to go through a server in the attacker's possession. A man-in-the-middle attack is then used to complete the exploit.

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CWE-601 - Open Redirect

An open redirect attack employs a URL parameter, HTML refresh tags, or a DOM based location change to exploit the trust of a vulnerable domain to direct the users to a malicious website. The attack could lead to higher severity vulnerabilities such as unauthorized access control, account takeover, XSS, and more.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published