PT-2017-07: Session Fixation in Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH Classic Platform Switches

Vulnerable products

Version: all versions
Version: all versions
Version: all versions
Version: all versions
Version: all versions
Version: all versions
Version: all versions
Version: all versions


Severity level

Severity level: High
Impact: Hijack Web Session
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v3:
Base Score: 8.8
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVE: CVE-2018-5465

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected a Session Fixation vulnerability in Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH Classic Platform Switches.

A session fixation vulnerability in the web interface of Belden Hirschmann RS, RSR, RSB, MACH100, MACH1000, MACH4000, MS, and OCTOPUS Classic Platform Switches allows attackers to hijack web sessions.

How to fix

Use the recommendations

Advisory status

16.03.2017 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
06.03.2018 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
28.04.2018 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was detected by Ilya Karpov, Evgeniy Druzhinin, and Damir Zainullin, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


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*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+