Siemens patches critical flaws in industrial wireless gear
Siemens released critical security patches for the firmware in its Ruggedcom WIN products which are used as broadband wireless base stations in industrial environments.
The updates fix three vulnerabilities, two of which have the maximum severity score in the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and could allow attackers to perform administrative functions or to execute arbitrary code on the affected systems without authentication.
Ruggedcom WIN products are compliant with the IEEE 802.16e wireless communications standard, also known WiMAX. They can be deployed as bases stations or subscriber units and are designed to withstand operation in harsh environments.