Breakdown of Schweitzer Engineering Labs’ Security Flaws
- Nine security flaws were identified in electrical power management products made by Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL).
- The most critical of these could potentially allow Remote Code Execution (RCE) on an engineering workstation.
- The issues are tracked as CVE-2023-34392 and CVE-2023-31168 as per Nozomi Networks’ report.
Well, if you thought your electricity bills were shocking, hold onto your surge protectors because there’s a new buzz in town. SEL, a well-known name in the game of electric power management, has gotten into a bit of a tight spot. They’ve found themselves in the spotlight not for launching a new breakthrough product, but quite the opposite – they’ve identified nine security vulnerabilities in their current product lineup.
In what you might call a “watt-ful” oversight, the heaviest hitter of these vulnerabilities could potentially grant threat actors the ability to facilitate full-blown Remote Code Execution (RCE) on an engineering workstation. That’s like handing over the remote to your TV during the final seconds of the Super Bowl to a complete stranger – in this case, a potentially malicious one.
The security gurus at Nozomi Networks have logged this with all the seriousness it deserves. They’ve classified these vulnerabilities under the codes CVE-2023-34392 and CVE-2023-31168. It may sound like the latest model numbers for a flashy array of high-tech gadgets – alas, these are serious security tripping points.
To put this all in layman’s…err, power terms, the folks at Schweitzer Engineering Labs, known for their electrical power management offerings, have stumbled upon nine security vulnerabilities in their products. The scarier part? The gravest of them all could give adversaries the media keys to the kingdom—a.k.a remote code execution rights on an essential engineering workstation. These flaws have been coded under CVE-2023-34392 and CVE-2023-31168, as indicated by the report from Nozomi Networks. Here’s hoping they ‘switch off’ these issues sooner than later!
Before we conclude, here is an in-jest pun to lighten the mood: “Why didn’t the computer take its hat off? Because it had a bad case of CAPS LOCK.”