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Use of Hard-coded Credentials


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


The Emerson DeltaV Distributed Control System (DCS) controllers and IO cards through 2022-04-29 misuse passwords. TELNET on port 18550 provides access to a root shell via hardcoded credentials. This affects S-series, P-series, and CIOC/EIOC nodes. NOTE: this is different from CVE-2014-2350.

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CWE-798 - Use of Hard-coded Credentials

The software contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to external components, or encryption of internal data.


Advisory Timeline

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