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Flaws Patched in Siemens RUGGEDCOM NMS Product

An update released by Siemens for its RUGGEDCOM network management system (NMS) patches a couple of cross-site request forgery (CSRF) and cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.

Used in various sectors worldwide, the RUGGEDCOM NMS allows organizations to monitor, configure and maintain their RUGGEDCOM mission-critical networks.

According to advisories published by Siemens and ICS-CERT, the product is affected by flaws that may allow a remote attacker to perform administrative operations.

The CSRF vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2017-2682 and assigned a CVSS score of 8.8, affects the product’s web interface and it can be exploited to get an authenticated user to execute various commands on behalf of the attacker. The attacker needs to trick the targeted user into clicking on a specially crafted link.

The XSS flaw, identified as CVE-2017-2683 and assigned a CVSS score of 6.3, could allow a non-privileged attacker to obtain administrative permissions by getting a user to click on a malicious link.

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The vulnerabilities affect all versions of the RUGGEDCOM NMS, for both Windows and Linux, prior to 2.1.0. Siemens has advised customers to update their installations to the latest version and configure their environments as specified in the company’s operational guidelines for industrial security.

ICS-CERT said there was no evidence that the flaws had been exploited for malicious purposes.

In recent months, Siemens has also released security updates for SIPROTEC, SCALANCE, Desigo PX, SIMATIC and various other products.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.