ATTENTION: Remotely exploitable/low skill level to exploit. Public exploits are available
Vendor: PDQ Manufacturing, Inc.
Equipment: LaserWash, Laser Jet and ProTouch
Vulnerabilities: Improper Authentication, Missing Encryption of Sensitive Data
The following versions of LaserWash, Laser Jet, and ProTouch, in-bay automatic car wash systems are affected:
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to the affected system and to issue unexpected commands to impact the intended operation of the system.
PDQ Manufacturing, Inc. (“PDQ”) has validated the vulnerabilities and is developing product fixes for the affected systems. In the interim, PDQ. has identified compensating controls to limit the exploitability of the affected systems.
PDQ recommends that users apply the following controls:
NCCIC/ICS-CERT recommends that users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of exploitation of these vulnerabilities. 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.
Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their established internal procedures and report their findings to ICS-CERT for tracking and correlation against other incidents.
Affected web-server does not properly verify that provided authentication information is correct.
Username and password are transmitted insecurely.
Billy Rios and Jonathan Butts of WhiteScope and independent security researcher Terry McCorkle reported the vulnerabilities.
Critical Infrastructure Sector(s): Commercial Facilities
Countries/Areas Deployed: Worldwide
Company Headquarters Location: De Pere, Wisconsin