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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Rockwell Automation Studio 5000 Logix Emulate software.  Users are granted elevated permissions on certain product services when the software is installed. Due to this misconfiguration, a malicious user could potentially achieve remote code execution on the targeted software.

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CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Improper (or broken) authentication attacks are widespread, and have accounted for many of the worst data breaches in recent years. Improper authentication attacks are a class of vulnerabilities where an attacker impersonates a legitimate user by exploiting weaknesses in either session management or credential management to gain access to the user’s account. This can result in disclosure of sensitive information, and can lead to system compromise, theft, identity theft, and fraud.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published