Advisory Details

May 12th, 2020

Eaton Intelligent Power Manager mc2 Incorrect Privilege Assignment Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ZDI-20-650
ZDI-CAN-11085

CVE ID CVE-2020-6652
CVSS SCORE 7.8, (AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
AFFECTED VENDORS Eaton
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Intelligent Power Manager
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of Eaton Intelligent Power Manager. Authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the mc2 binary. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user privileges prior to performing privileged actions. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges to resources normally protected from non-admin users.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Eaton has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://www.us-cert.gov/ics/advisories/icsa-20-133-01
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2019-12-23 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2020-05-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
  • 2020-05-12 - Advisory Updated
CREDIT zebasquared
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