Johnson Controls CEM Systems AC2000
ICSA： ICS Advisory (ICSA-21-334-04)
厂商： Controlled Electronic Management Systems, Ltd., a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, Inc.
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- CVSS v3 7.8
- ATTENTION: Low attack complexity
- Vendor: Controlled Electronic Management Systems, Ltd., a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, Inc.
- Equipment: CEM Systems AC2000
- Vulnerability: Off-by-one Error
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a local attacker to obtain “super user” access on the underlying Linux operating system.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of Controlled Electronic Management Systems Ltd. CEM Systems AC2000, an access control system, are affected:
- CEM Systems AC2000: All versions prior to Version 10.6
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 OFF-BY-ONE ERROR CWE-193
The affected product has an off-by-one error vulnerability, which may allow an attacker to achieve “super user” access on the operating system.
- CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Critical Manufacturing
- COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
- COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Ireland
Johnson Controls, Inc. reported this vulnerability to CISA.
Johnson Controls recommends users with AC2000 versions prior to 10.6 simply remove sudo. To do this, users may either contact a CEM support team or login to their Linux servers as root and type the following command: rpm -e sudo.
Note: AC2000 v10.6 includes a fixed version of sudo.
For more detailed mitigation instructions, please see Johnson Controls Product Security Advisory JCI-PSA-2021-20 v1
Aligning with CISA recommendations, Johnson Controls recommends taking steps to minimize risks to all building automation systems.
CISA also recommends users take the following measures to protect themselves from social engineering attacks:
- Do not click web links or open unsolicited attachments in email messages.
- Refer to Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams for more information on avoiding email scams.
- Refer to Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information on social engineering attacks.
CISA reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
CISA also provides a section for control systems security recommended practices on the ICS webpage on us-cert.cisa.gov. Several recommended practices are available for reading and download, including Improving Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity with Defense-in-Depth Strategies.
Additional mitigation guidance and recommended practices are publicly available on the ICS webpage on us-cert.cisa.gov in the Technical Information Paper, ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation Strategies.
Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their established internal procedures and report their findings to CISA for tracking and correlation against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability. This vulnerability is not exploitable remotely.