Protection Mechanism Failure in Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk Services Platform

Published: 2021-06-11
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-32960
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
FactoryTalk Services Platform
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor Rockwell Automation

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Protection Mechanism Failure

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 7.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-32960

CWE-ID: CWE-693 - Protection Mechanism Failure

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass implemented security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient implementation of security measures. A remote authenticated attacker can bypass implemented security restrictions and elevate privileges on the system.


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Vulnerable software versions

FactoryTalk Services Platform: 6.11.00

CPE External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.