Dell EMC SCG Policy Manager 5.10/5.11/5.12 hard-coded key

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, was found in Dell EMC SCG Policy Manager 5.10/5.11/5.12 (Policy Management Software). This affects an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a hard-coded key vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-321. The use of a hard-coded cryptographic key significantly increases the possibility that encrypted data may be recovered. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Dell EMC SCG Policy Manager, versions from 5.10 to 5.12, contain(s) a Hard-coded Password Vulnerability. An attacker, with the knowledge of the hard-coded credentials, could potentially exploit this vulnerability to login to the system to gain admin privileges.

The weakness was released 01/18/2023 as dsa-2022-273. The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2022-34462 since 06/23/2022. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 01/18/2023).

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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CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.6

VulDB Base Score: 8.8
VulDB Temp Score: 8.8
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Class: Hard-coded key
CWE: CWE-321 / CWE-320
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Recommended: no mitigation known
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06/23/2022 CVE reserved
01/18/2023 +209 days Advisory disclosed
01/18/2023 +0 days VulDB entry created
01/18/2023 +0 days VulDB last update



Advisory: dsa-2022-273
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-34462 (🔒)


Created: 01/18/2023 12:31 PM
Changes: 01/18/2023 12:31 PM (48)
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