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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- CVSS v3 7.8
- ATTENTION: Low attack complexity
- Vendor: FATEK Automation
- Equipment: FvDesigner
- Vulnerabilities: Access of Uninitialized Pointer, Stack-based Buffer Overflow, Out-of-bounds Write
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of FvDesigner, a software tool used to design and develop FATEK FV HMI series product projects, are affected:
- FvDesigner, Versions 1.5.88 and prior
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
An uninitialized pointer may be exploited while the application is processing project files, allowing an attacker to craft a special project file that may permit arbitrary code execution.
The affected product is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, which may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
The affected product is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds write while processing project files, allowing an attacker to craft a project file that may permit arbitrary code execution.
- CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Critical Manufacturing
- COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
- COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Taiwan
An anonymous researcher, working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative, reported these vulnerabilities to CISA.
FATEK has not responded to requests to work with CISA to mitigate these vulnerabilities. Users of these affected products are invited to contact FATEK customer support for additional information.
CISA also 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.cisa.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.cisa.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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