WellinTech KingSCADA 3.1 < 2012-04-16 user.db Base-64 Encoding Local Credentials Disclosure

high Nessus Plugin ID 59502


The remote Windows host contains an application that stores passwords insecurely.


According to its version, the instance of WellinTech KingSCADA installed on the remote Windows host stores passwords in an obfuscated, but not hashed format. This may enable attackers with access to a KingSCADA project, either locally through the filesystem or remotely though DCOM, to retrieve the passwords and use them in further attacks.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59502

File Name: scada_kingscada_3_1_2012-04-16.nbin

Version: 1.182

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: SCADA

Published: 6/14/2012

Updated: 11/30/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-1977

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wellintech:kingscada

Required KB Items: SCADA/Apps/WellinTech/KingSCADA/Installed

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/16/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/12/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1977

BID: 51582

ICS-ALERT: 12-020-06

ICSA: 12-129-01