The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an advisory regarding a critical flaw affecting ME RTU remote terminal units, which has received the highest severity rating of 10.0 on the CVSS scoring system due to its low attack complexity. The vulnerability allows for remote code execution and affects versions of INEA ME RTU firmware prior to version 3.36. CISA has also issued an alert regarding multiple security holes in Intel processors impacting Factory Automation products from Mitsubishi Electric, which could result in privilege escalation and denial-of-service conditions.
Vulnerability ID: CVE-2023-2131
Vulnerability Overview: Versions of INEA ME RTU firmware prior to 3.36 are vulnerable to OS command injection, which could allow an attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code.
Affected Products: ME Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) versions prior to 3.36
CVSS v3 Score: 10.0
Risk/Impact: Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow remote code execution in the RTU.
To combat these security threats, CISA recommends that critical infrastructure organizations secure their supply chains by reviewing the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Covered List of communications equipment that are deemed a national security risk. Entities are also urged to adopt guidance issued by NIST to identify, assess, and mitigate supply chain risks, and enroll for the agency's free Vulnerability Scanning service to pinpoint vulnerable and high-risk devices.
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