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Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')


Severity Medium
Score 6.1/10


Rockwell Automation was made aware of a vulnerability by a security researcher from Georgia Institute of Technology that the MicroLogix 1100 and 1400 controllers contain a vulnerability that may give an attacker the ability to accomplish remote code execution. The vulnerability is an unauthenticated stored cross-site scripting vulnerability in the embedded webserver. The payload is transferred to the controller over SNMP and is rendered on the homepage of the embedded website.

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CWE-79 - Cross Site Scripting

Cross-Site Scripting, commonly referred to as XSS, is the most dominant class of vulnerabilities. It allows an attacker to inject malicious code into a pregnable web application and victimize its users. The exploitation of such a weakness can cause severe issues such as account takeover, and sensitive data exfiltration. Because of the prevalence of XSS vulnerabilities and their high rate of exploitation, it has remained in the OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities for years.


Advisory Timeline

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