Symantec Industrial Control System Protection CVE-2019-18380 Unauthorized Access Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

December 9, 2019

Description

Symantec Industrial Control System Protection is prone to an unauthorized access vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to gain unauthorized access and perform unintended actions. This may lead to further attacks. Symantec Industrial Control System Protection 6.x.x versions prior to 6.1.1.123.

Technologies Affected

  • Symantec Industrial Control System Protection 6.0.0
  • Symantec Industrial Control System Protection 6.1.0

Recommendations

Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of successful exploits.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Execute all software as a user with minimal privileges. Use additional precautions such as restrictive environments to insulate software that may potentially handle malicious content.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to detect and block attacks and anomalous activity such as requests containing suspicious URI sequences. Since the webserver may log such requests, review logs regularly.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.

References

Credits

Tyler Holland


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