23 June 2020

KLCERT-20-013: Unencypted password transmission in Honeywell ControlEdge PLC and RTU

Timeline

Timeline

  • Kaspersky ICS CERT advisory published

    June 2020

  • Vendor advisory published

    June 2020

  • Vulnerability patched

    June 2020

  • Vulnerability reported

    November 2019

Description

Unencrypted password transmission on the network in Honeywell ControlEdge PLC and RTU.

Exploitability

Remotely

Attack complexity

Low

User interaction

None

Impact

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability allows sending commands to the affected devices.

Existence of exploit

Unknown

Affected products

Honeywell PLC versions R130.2, R140, R150, and R151
Honeywell RTU versions R101, R110, R140, R150, and R151

Mitigation

Vendor mitigation

Honeywell provided detailed information for mitigation on the insecure communication in Control Edge PLCRTU. Please access the support document SN2020-04-17-01-ConotrolEdge-PLC-and- and-RTU-Secure-Communication (login required). Download this document and follow the step by step instructions. The user must be logged in to access the security notification.

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Timeline

  • Kaspersky ICS CERT advisory published

    June 2020

  • Vendor advisory published

    June 2020

  • Vulnerability patched

    June 2020

  • Vulnerability reported

    November 2019