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Schneider Patches 18-Month Old SCADA Bugs

(Threatoist) More than 18 months after a security researcher revealed a long list of vulnerabilities in its SCADA products, Schneider Electric has released patches for a subset of those bugs for a couple of the affected products.

In December 2011, security researcher Rubén Santamarta disclosed a series of vulnerabilities in a long list of modules produced by Schneider Electric. The vulnerabilities all involved the existence of hard-coded credentials for various services in the Schneider Electric Quantum Ethernet Module. All of the vulnerabilities allow an attacker to remotely access the vulnerable services, which include Telnet, FTP and the Windriver Debug service…read full article

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