Rockwell FactoryTalk Services Platform < 6.40 Authentication Bypass

critical Nessus Plugin ID 189991


An application installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a vulnerability.


The version of Rockwell FactoryTalk Services Platform installed on the remote Windows host is prior to 6.40. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability.

- A vulnerability exists in Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk® Service Platform that allows a malicious user to obtain the service token and use it for authentication on another FTSP directory. This is due to the lack of digital signing between the FTSP service token and directory. If exploited, a malicious user could potentially retrieve user information and modify settings without any authentication. (CVE-2024-21917)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Rockwell FactoryTalk Services Platform version 6.40 or later or refer to the vendor advisory for other mitigations.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 189991

File Name: rockwell_factorytalk_services_platform_6_40.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: SCADA

Published: 2/5/2024

Updated: 5/31/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.4

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-21917


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 7.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:rockwellautomation:factorytalk_services_platform

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Rockwell FactoryTalk Services Platform

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/30/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/30/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-21917

IAVA: 2024-A-0317

ICSA: 24-030-06