PT-2016-09: Password Access in ABB PCM600
Version: 2.6 and earlier
Severity level: Low
Impact: Password Access
Access Vector: Local
Base Score: 1.5
PCM600 is a software tool for configuring intelligent security devices and controlling power transmission and distribution networks.
The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected a Password Access vulnerability in ABB PCM600.
After you change the Main Application Password, it is stored to the configuration file as a clear text.
How to fix
Update your software up to the latest version
09.06.2015 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
31.05.2016 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
09.06.2016 - Public disclosure
The vulnerability was detected by Ilya Karpov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)
Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:
About Positive Technologies
Positive Technologies is a leading provider of vulnerability assessment, compliance management and threat analysis solutions to more than 1,000 global enterprise clients. Our solutions work seamlessly across your entire business: securing applications in development; assessing your network and application vulnerabilities; assuring compliance with regulatory requirements; and blocking real-time attacks. Our commitment to clients and research has earned Positive Technologies a reputation as one of the foremost authorities on SCADA, Banking, Telecom, Web Application and ERP security, and distinction as the #1 fastest growing Security and Vulnerability Management firm in 2012, as shown in an IDC report*. To learn more about Positive Technologies please visit www.ptsecurity.com
*Source: IDC Worldwide Security and Vulnerability Management 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares, doc #242465, August 2013. Based on year-over-year revenue growth in 2012 for vendors with revenues of $20M+