CVSS v3 7.3
ATTENTION: Remotely exploitable/low skill level to exploit.
Equipment: SCADA MicroBrowser
Vulnerability: Stack-based Buffer Overflow
The following versions of SCADA MicroBrowser, a software management platform, are affected:
- SCADA MicroBrowser Versions 126.96.36.199 and prior.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain access to the system, manipulate system files, and potentially render the system unavailable.
SpiderControl has produced a new version of the software (Version 188.8.131.52) that can be found at:
NCCIC/ICS-CERT recommends that users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of exploitation of this vulnerability. Specifically, users should:
- Minimize network exposure for all control system devices and/or systems, and ensure that they are not accessible from the Internet.
- When remote access is required, use secure methods, such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), recognizing that VPNs may have vulnerabilities and should be updated to the most current version available. Also recognize that VPN is only as secure as the connected devices.
ICS-CERT reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
ICS-CERT also provides a section for control systems security recommended practices on the ICS-CERT web page. Several recommended practices are available for reading and download, including Improving Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity with Defense-in-Depth Strategies.
Additional mitigation guidance and recommended practices are publicly available in the ICS‑CERT Technical Information Paper, ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation Strategies, that is available for download from the ICS-CERT web site.
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability.
Opening a maliciously crafted html file may cause a stack overflow.
Karn Ganeshen, working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), discovered this vulnerability.
Critical Infrastructure Sector: Critical Manufacturing
Countries/Areas Deployed: Europe
Company Headquarters Location: Switzerland
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