The DeskLock tool provided with FactoryTalk View SE uses a weak encryption algorithm that may allow a local, authenticated attacker to decipher user credentials, including the Windows user or Windows DeskLock passwords. If the compromised user has an administrative account, an attacker could gain full access to the user’s operating system and certain components of FactoryTalk View SE.
Due to usernames/passwords being stored in plaintext in Random Access Memory (RAM), a local, authenticated attacker could gain access to certain credentials, including Windows Logon credentials.
FactoryTalk View SE Versions 9.0 and earlier
FactoryTalk View SE Version 10.0
Users of the affected versions of DeskLock provided with FactoryTalk View SE can update to v10.0 or later.