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CVE-2018-3833 Detail

Current Description

An exploitable firmware downgrade vulnerability exists in Insteon Hub running firmware version 1013. The firmware upgrade functionality, triggered via PubNub, retrieves signed firmware binaries using plain HTTP requests. The device doesn't check the firmware version that is going to be installed and thus allows for flashing older firmware images. To trigger this vulnerability, an attacker needs to impersonate the remote server 'cache.insteon.com' and serve any signed firmware image.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  08/23/2018
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 3.9


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
https://www.talosintelligence.com/vulnerability_reports/TALOS-2018-0512 Exploit Technical Description Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Access Control (CWE-284)

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-3833
NVD Published Date:
08/23/2018
NVD Last Modified:
11/06/2018