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Critical Security Flaws Uncovered in Honeywell Experion DCS and QuickBlox Services

Critical Security Flaws Uncovered in Honeywell Experion DCS and QuickBlox Services
Jul 14, 2023 Vulnerability/ Cyber Threat
Multiple security vulnerabilities have been discovered in various services, including Honeywell Experion distributed control system (DCS) and QuickBlox, that, if successfully exploited, could result in severe compromise of affected systems. Dubbed Crit.IX, the nine flaws in the Honeywell Experion DCS platform allow for "unauthorized remote code execution, which means an attacker would have the power to take over the devices and alter the operation of the DCS controller, whilst also hiding the alterations from the engineering workstation that manages the controller," Armis said in a statement shared with The Hacker News. Put differently, the issues relate to lack of encryption and adequate authentication mechanisms in a proprietary protocol called Control Data Access (CDA) that's used to communicate between Experion Servers and C300 controllers, effectively enabling a threat actor to take over the devices and alter the operation of the DCS controller. "As a resul

Multiple Critical Flaws Discovered in Honeywell Experion PKS and ACE Controllers

Multiple Critical Flaws Discovered in Honeywell Experion PKS and ACE Controllers
Oct 06, 2021
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Tuesday  released  an advisory regarding multiple security vulnerabilities affecting all versions of Honeywell Experion Process Knowledge System C200, C200E, C300, and ACE controllers that could be exploited to achieve remote code execution and denial-of-service (DoS) conditions. "A Control Component Library (CCL) may be modified by a bad actor and loaded to a controller such that malicious code is executed by the controller," Honeywell  noted  in an independent security notification published earlier this February. Credited with discovering and reporting the flaws are Rei Henigman and Nadav Erez of industrial cybersecurity firm Claroty. Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) is a distributed control system ( DCS ) that's designed to control large industrial processes spanning a variety of sectors ranging from petrochemical refineries to nuclear power plants where high reliability and security is imp

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Apr 10, 2024vCISO / Risk Assessment
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