CVSS 3.1 Score 8.0 of 10 (high)


Published Apr 26, 2024


CVE-2024-4163 is a cyber vulnerability affecting the Skylab IGX IIoT Gateway. The vulnerability allows attackers to gain root access to the operating system by exploiting the limited shell terminal. By replacing the /etc/passwd file with a new root user entry, attackers can break out of the limited shell and login to an unrestricted shell with full control over the IIoT Gateway. This vulnerability poses a high risk to organizations as it enables unauthorized access and manipulation of files, potentially compromising sensitive data and allowing for further malicious activities. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as HIGH with a CVSS score of 8.0, indicating its significant impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

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