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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Proficy Vendors:   General Electric Company
GE Proficy Password Management Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users View User Passwords on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037809
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037809
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-9360   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 14 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): HMI/SCADA iFIX 5.8 SIM 13 and prior; HMI/SCADA CIMPLICITY 9.0 and prior; Historian 6.0 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in GE Proficy. A remote authenticated user can obtain passwords on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can exploit a password management flaw to view user passwords on the target system.

Ilya Karpov of Positive Technologies reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/advisories/ICSA-16-336-05A

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can obtain user passwords on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (HMI/SCADA iFIX 5.8 SIM 14; HMI/SCADA CIMPLICITY 9.5; Historian 7.0).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://digitalsupport.ge.com/communities/en_US/Article/GE-Digital-Security-Advisory-GED-16-02

Vendor URL:  digitalsupport.ge.com/communities/en_US/Article/GE-Digital-Security-Advisory-GED-16-02 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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