CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2021-25676

Improper Restriction of Excessive Authentication Attempts

Published: Mar 15, 2021 | Modified: Apr 20, 2021
CVSS 3.x
7.5
HIGH
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVSS 2.x
5 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

A vulnerability has been identified in RUGGEDCOM RM1224 (V6.3), SCALANCE M-800 (V6.3), SCALANCE S615 (V6.3), SCALANCE SC-600 (All Versions >= V2.1 and < V2.1.3). Multiple failed SSH authentication attempts could trigger a temporary Denial-of-Service under certain conditions. When triggered, the device will reboot automatically.

Weakness

The product does not implement sufficient measures to prevent multiple failed authentication attempts within a short time frame, making it more susceptible to brute force attacks.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Ruggedcom_rm1224_firmware Siemens 6.3 6.3

Potential Mitigations

  • Common protection mechanisms include:

  • Use a vetted library or framework that does not allow this weakness to occur or provides constructs that make this weakness easier to avoid.

  • Consider using libraries with authentication capabilities such as OpenSSL or the ESAPI Authenticator. [REF-45]

References