Important announcement to customers who are using Smart portal SP5000 Series Open BOX module

Thank you very much for your continuous use of Pro-face products.

Pro-face is actively investigating the impact of the Intel Microarchitectural Data Sampling vulnerabilities in our offers. Offer specific information will be posted here as it becomes available.
Pro-face offers with special or specific recommendations applicable to these vulnerabilities are listed below. As a general recommendation from Pro-face, we advise customers to refer immediately to the Intel Microarchitectural Data Sampling Advisory for further information and guidance for any affected systems that may or may not serve as a runtime environment for Pro-face software and services. Pro-face continues to monitor and track vendor research into this vulnerability.

Please refer to this link for more Information on the Intel MDS vulnerabilities:
https://www.se.com/ww/en/download/document/SESB-2019-136-01/

Vulnerability Details

CVE ID: CVE-2019-11091
CVSS v3.0 Base Score 5.6 | (Medium) | CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N

Microarchitectural Data Sampling Uncacheable Memory (MDSUM): Uncacheable memory on some microprocessors utilizing speculative execution may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via a side channel with local access.

CVE ID: CVE-2018-12126
CVSS v3.0 Base Score 5.6 | (Medium) | CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N

Microarchitectural Store Buffer Data Sampling (MSBDS): Store buffers on some microprocessors utilizing speculative execution may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via a side channel with local access.

CVE ID: CVE-2018-12127
CVSS v3.0 Base Score 5.6 | (Medium) | CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N

Microarchitectural Load Port Data Sampling (MLPDS): Load ports on some microprocessors utilizing speculative execution may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via a side channel with local access

CVE ID: CVE-2018-12130
CVSS v3.0 Base Score 5.6 | (Medium) | CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N

Microarchitectural Fill Buffer Data Sampling (MFBDS): Fill buffers on some microprocessors utilizing speculative execution may allow an authenticated user to potentially enable information disclosure via a side channel with local access
 

Affected products

Smart Portal:

Product Name Affect OS Affect Revision
SP-5B41 Windows Embedded Standard 7 with Service Pack1 All Revision
PV:06 RL:07、SV:6.0 or less

Recommended Measures

Please update with the new BIOS below
BIOS Update module(Link)
The updated BIOS will be shipped around April in 2020.

General Security Recommendations

We strongly recommend following industry cybersecurity best practices such as:
  • Locate control and safety system networks and remote devices behind firewalls, and isolate them from the business network.
  • Physical controls should be in place so that no unauthorized person would have access to the ICS and safety controllers, peripheral equipment or the ICS and safety networks.
  • All controllers should reside in locked cabinets and never be left in the “Program” mode.
  • All programming software should be kept in locked cabinets and should never be connected to any network other than the network for the devices that it is intended.
  • All methods of mobile data exchange with the isolated network such as CDs, USB drives, etc. should be scanned before use in the terminals or any node connected to these networks.
  • Laptops that have connected to any other network besides the intended network should never be allowed to connect to the safety or control networks without proper sanitation.
  • Minimize network exposure for all control system devices and/or systems, and ensure that they are not accessible from the Internet.
  • When remote access is required, use secure methods, such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), recognizing that VPNs may have vulnerabilities and should be updated to the most current version available. Also recognize that VPN is only as secure as the connected devices.

For more information

This document provides an overview of the identified vulnerability or vulnerabilities and actions required to mitigate. For more details and assistance on how to protect your installation, please contact your local Pro-face representative and/or Schneider Electric Industrial Cybersecurity Services. These organizations will be fully aware of this situation and can support you through the process.

http://www2.schneider-electric.com/sites/corporate/en/support/cybersecurity/cybersecurity.page
https://www.schneider-electric.com/en/work/services/field-services/industrial-automation/industrialcybersecurity/industrial-cybersecurity.jsp

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