Vulnerability Note VU#822980
SysLINK M2M Modular Gateway contains multiple vulnerabilities
Original Release date: 22 Apr 2016 | Last revised: 22 Apr 2016

Overview
The SysLINK SL-1000 M2M (Machine-to-Machine) Modular Gateway contains multiple vulnerabilities.

Description
According to the researcher, the SysLINK SL-1000 M2M Modular Gateway contains multiple vulnerabilities:
CWE-259: Use of Hard-coded Password – CVE-2016-2331

By default, the device’s web interface uses a default password across all devices and does not prompt the administrator to change that password.

CWE-77: Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in a Command (‘Command Injection’) – CVE-2016-2332

The device’s web interface runs as the root user and is vulnerable to command injection via an authenticated POST request to flu.cgi.

The parameter "5066" (dnsmasq) is vulnerable to injection.

Commands are constructed and run as the root user.

CWE-321: Use of Hard-coded Cryptographic Key – CVE-2016-2333

The device uses an encryption key that is hard-coded and believed to be static across the entire device population.

The CERT/CC has been unable to confirm these vulnerabilities with the vendor.
It is also unclear if models other than the SL-1000 are affected.

Impact
An unauthenticated remote attacker with knowledge of the password may obtain root access to the device.

Solution
Apply an update

According to the reporter, affected users should update to firmware version 01A.8 which addresses these issues.

CERT/CC has reached out to Systech to confirm this information.

Additionally, affected users may consider the following workarounds and mitigations:
Restrict Network Access

As a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks.

Consult your firewall product’s manual for more information.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate UpdatedSystechAffected17 Apr 201622 Apr 2016If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let
us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group
Score
Vector

Base
10.0
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal
9.5
E:F/RL:U/RC:C

Environmental
7.1
CDP:ND/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

None

Credit

Thanks to Roman Faynberg and Jeremy Allen of Carve Systems for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Garret Wassermann.

Other Information

CVE IDs:
CVE-2016-2331
CVE-2016-2332
CVE-2016-2333

Date Public:
22 Apr 2016

Date First Published:
22 Apr 2016

Date Last Updated:
22 Apr 2016

Document Revision:
28

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