ATTENTION: Remotely exploitable/low skill level to exploit.
Equipment: Kaa IoT Platform
Vulnerability: Code Injection
The following version of Kaa IoT Platform, a middleware platform, is affected:
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow for the creation of files with custom content, movement of files, and execution of arbitrary OS commands.
CyberVision’s Kaa Project has been unresponsive to multiple contact requests and has produced no mitigations for this vulnerability.
NCCIC/ICS-CERT recommends that users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of exploitation of this vulnerability. Specifically, users should:
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.
A code injection vulnerability has been identified, which may allow remote code execution.
Jacob Baines from Tenable Network Security is credited with the discovery of this vulnerability.
Critical Infrastructure Sector(s): Commercial Facilities, Critical Manufacturing, Food and Agriculture, Healthcare and Public Health, Information Technology
Countries Deployed: Worldwide
Company Headquarters Location: Florida, United States
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