PT-2018-37: Unauthorized Actions in APC Uninterrupted Power Supplies

Vulnerable products

MGE Galaxy 3000
MGE Galaxy 4000
MGE Galaxy 5000
MGE Galaxy 6000
MGE Galaxy 9000
MGE EPS 6000
MGE EPS 7000
MGE EPS 8000
MGE Galaxy PW
STS (MGE Upsilon)


Severity level

Severity level: High
Impact: Settings modification
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v3:
Base Score: 7.5
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVE: CVE-2018-7245

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected an Unauthorized Actions vulnerability in APC Uninterrupted Power Supplies.

Vulnerability in Schneider Electric's MGE SNMP/Web Card 66074 installed in MGE UPS and MGE STS, related to the integrated web server (Port 80/443/TCP), allows remote attackers to change UPS control and shutdown parameters or other critical settings without authorization.

How to fix

Use vendor's advisory:

Advisory status

20.02.2016 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
15.03.2018 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
18.12.2018 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was detected by Ilya Karpov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


About Positive Technologies

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