Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 1769-L up to 28.010 cross site scripting

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A vulnerability was found in Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 1769-L up to 28.010 (Automation Software). It has been classified as problematic. This affects an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-79. The software does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. This is going to have an impact on integrity. The summary by CVE is:

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the web server in Rockwell Automation Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 1769-L* before 28.011+ allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was released 03/02/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-2279 since 02/09/2016. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059.007 for this issue.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at

Upgrading to version 28.011+ eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Vulnerability Center (SBV-57182) and Exploit-DB (44626).





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.2
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.0

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 3.9
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NVD Base Score: 6.1
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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 1769-L 28.011+


08/13/2015 🔍
02/09/2016 +180 days 🔍
03/02/2016 +22 days 🔍
03/02/2016 +0 days 🔍
03/03/2016 +1 days 🔍
03/09/2016 +6 days 🔍
07/08/2022 +2311 days 🔍


Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2016-2279 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1035190
Vulnerability Center: 57182 - Rockwell Automation CompactLogix Remote XSS Vulnerability, Medium

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Created: 03/03/2016 10:19 AM
Updated: 07/08/2022 07:42 PM
Changes: 03/03/2016 10:19 AM (63), 09/02/2018 10:41 AM (4), 07/08/2022 07:42 PM (4)
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