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[SVE-711448430] Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk EnergyMetrix Vulnerabilities

Date Type Platform Author EDB-ID CVE-ID OSVDB-ID Download App SIS Signature
2016-07-26OPCRockwell (Allen-Bradley) FactoryTalk EnergyMetrixUS-CERTN/A2016-4531, 2016-4522N/AN/AN/A


# Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk EnergyMetrix Vulnerabilities


This advisory was originally posted to the US-CERT secure Portal library on June 21, 2016, and is being released to the NCCIC/ICS-CERT web site.

Rockwell Automation has identified authentication vulnerabilities in the FactoryTalk EnergyMetrix application. Rockwell Automation has produced a new version to mitigate these vulnerabilities.

These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely.


The following FactoryTalk EnergyMetrix versions are affected:

FactoryTalk EnergyMetrix, Version 2.10.00 and prior versions.


Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities may give unauthenticated access to the affected system.

Impact to individual organizations depends on many factors that are unique to each organization. ICS-CERT recommends that organizations evaluate the impact of these vulnerabilities based on their operational environment, architecture, and product implementation.


Rockwell Automation, which is a US-based company, provides industrial automation control and information products worldwide across a wide range of industries.

The affected product, FactoryTalk EnergyMetrix, is a web-enabled management software package that captures, analyzes, stores, and shares energy data. According to Rockwell Automation, the product is deployed across several sectors, including Chemical, Commercial Facilities, Critical Manufacturing, Energy, Government Facilities, Water and Wastewater Systems, and others. Rockwell Automation estimates that the product is used worldwide.




User credentials are not immediately invalidated after an explicit logout action is performed by the user, which may allow an attacker to use these credentials until reset.
CVE-2016-4531 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of 7.3 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L).


An anonymous user may be able to escalate privileges resulting in privileged access to the application and its data files but not to the underlying computer system. The impact of this vulnerability is highly dependent on the user’s environment and the level of privilege the web server service account has with its associated database.
CVE-2016-4522 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of 7.3 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L).



These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely.


No known public exploits specifically target these vulnerabilities.


An attacker with a low skill would be able to exploit these vulnerabilities.


Rockwell Automation has released Version 2.20.00 and Version 2.30.00, which both address the identified vulnerabilities. Rockwell Automation recommends that FactoryTalk EnergyMetrix users install Version 2.30.00 or the latest version.

Rockwell Automation’s new versions, Version 2.20.00 and Version 2.30.00, are available at the following URL, with a valid account:

In addition to applying the latest software version, Rockwell Automation recommends applying the following additional mitigations, when possible:

* Ensure that the least-privilege user principle is followed, and user/service account access to shared resources (such as a database) is only granted with the minimum amount of rights that are needed.

* Configure and enable HTTPS on your FactoryTalk EnergyMetrix server, which will help protect the confidentiality and integrity of information exchanged between the web browser and server.

* Use trusted software, software patches, antivirus/antimalware programs and interact only with trusted web sites and attachments.

* Employ training and awareness programs to educate users on the warning signs of a phishing or social engineering attack.

Rockwell Automation’s security notification is available at the following URL with a valid account: