ESL Protocol Label improper authentication

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in ESL Protocol (version unknown). Affected is an unknown code of the component Label Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a improper authentication vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-287. When an actor claims to have a given identity, the software does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The ESL (Electronic Shelf Label) protocol, as implemented by (for example) the OV80e934802 RF transceiver on the ETAG-2130-V4.3 20190629 board, does not use authentication, which allows attackers to change label values via 433 MHz RF signals, as demonstrated by disrupting the organization of a hospital storage unit, or changing retail pricing.

The weakness was presented 11/27/2022. The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2022-45914 since 11/27/2022. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 12/23/2022).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.



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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.7

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.1
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Class: Improper authentication
CWE: CWE-287
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Partially

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Status: Not defined

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11/27/2022 Advisory disclosed
11/27/2022 +0 days CVE reserved
11/27/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
12/23/2022 +26 days VulDB last update


Advisory: 170177
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2022-45914 (🔒)


Created: 11/27/2022 08:48 AM
Updated: 12/23/2022 03:47 PM
Changes: 11/27/2022 08:48 AM (37), 12/23/2022 03:40 PM (1), 12/23/2022 03:47 PM (11)
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