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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- CVSS v3 7.8
- ATTENTION: Low skill level to exploit
- Vendor: Delta Electronics
- Equipment: TPEditor
- Vulnerabilities: Stack-based Buffer Overflow, Heap-based Buffer Overflow, Out-of-bounds Write
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow information disclosure, remote code execution, or may crash the application.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of TPEditor, a programming software for Delta text panels, are affected:
- TPEditor Versions 1.94 and prior
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
Multiple stack-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities may be exploited by processing specially crafted project files, which may allow an attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code.
Multiple heap-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities may be exploited by processing specially crafted project files, which may allow an attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code.
Multiple out-of-bounds write vulnerabilities may be exploited by processing specially crafted project files, which may allow remote code execution.
- CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Critical Manufacturing
- COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
- COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Taiwan
kimiya of 9sg Security Team working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) reported these vulnerabilities to CISA.
Delta Electronics recommends affected users update to the latest version of Delta Industrial Automation TPEditor, Version 1.95, which is available for download at:
Delta Electronics also recommends affected users restrict the interaction with the application to trusted files.
CISA recommends users take the following measures to protect themselves from social engineering attacks:
- Do not click web links or open unsolicited attachments in email messages.
- Refer to Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams for more information on avoiding email scams.
- Refer to Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information on social engineering attacks.
CISA reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
CISA also provides a section for control systems security recommended practices on the ICS webpage on us-cert.gov. 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 on the ICS webpage on us-cert.gov in the Technical Information Paper, ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation Strategies.
Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their established internal procedures and report their findings to CISA for tracking and correlation against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target these vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities are not exploitable remotely.
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