CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2019-12503

Cleartext Transmission of Sensitive Information

Published: Dec 02, 2019 | Modified: Aug 24, 2020
CVSS 3.x
9.8
CRITICAL
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 2.x
10 HIGH
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Due to unencrypted and unauthenticated data communication, the wireless barcode scanner Inateck BCST-60 is prone to keystroke injection attacks. Thus, an attacker is able to send arbitrary keystrokes to a victim’s computer system, e.g., to install malware when the target system is unattended. In this way, an attacker can remotely take control over the victim’s computer that is operated with an affected receiver of this device.

Weakness

The software transmits sensitive or security-critical data in cleartext in a communication channel that can be sniffed by unauthorized actors.

Potential Mitigations

References