The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s
The flaws could be exploited by a local user to escalate their privileges.
The Niagara Framework is a universal software infrastructure
The Niagara framework is widely adopted, especially in the commercial facilities, government facilities, critical manufacturing and IT sectors.
The security flaws impact Niagara AX 3.8u4, 4.4u3 and 4.7u1.
The most severe vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-8998, is an information disclosure flaw related to the
The flaw was discovered by Johannes Eger and Fabian Ullrich of the Secure Mobile Networking Lab at TU Darmstadt in Germany and received a CVSS score of 7.8.
“This advisory addresses an information disclosure vulnerability leading to a potential local escalation of privilege in the default configuration of the
BlackBerry QNX confirmed that it is not aware of attacks exploiting the flaw in the wild.
The second vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-13528, is an improper authorization issue, it could allow a specific utility to gain read access to privileged files.
“A specific utility may allow an attacker to gain read access to privileged files in the Niagara AX 3.8u4 (JACE 3e, JACE 6e, JACE 7, JACE-8000), Niagara 4.4u3 (JACE 3e, JACE 6e, JACE 7, JACE-8000), and Niagara 4.7u1 (JACE-8000, Edge 10).” reads the advisory.
This flaw was reported by Francisco Tacliad and it received a CVSS score of 4.4.
(SecurityAffairs – Tridium, IoT)