PT-2015-07: Privilege Gaining in Inductive Automation Ignition

Vulnerable software

Inductive Automation Ignition
Version: 7.7.3 and earlier


Severity level

Severity level: Medium
Impact: Privilege Gaining
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 5.5
Vector: (AV:A/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:C/A:P)

CVE: not assigned

Software description

Inductive Automation Ignition is a cross-platform HMI, SCADA, and MES solution.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected a Privilege Gaining vulnerability in Inductive Automation Ignition.

After user’s logout session is not removed which could lead to session reuse by attacker with privileges of the same user.

How to fix

Update your sofware up to the latest version

Advisory status

12.02.2015 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
09.03.2015 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
11.03.2015 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was detected by Evgeny Druzhinin, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


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