ATTENTION: Remotely exploitable/low skill level to exploit.
Vulnerabilities: Path Traversal, SQL Injection
The following versions of WebAccess/SCADA, a SCADA software platform, are affected:
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow sensitive information to be disclosed from the target or database without authentication.
Advantech has released a version 8.3.0 of WebAccess/SCADA to address the reported vulnerabilities. Users can download the latest version of WebAccess/SCADA at the following location (registration required):
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.
No known public exploits specifically target these vulnerabilities.
An attacker has read access to files within the directory structure of the target device.
WebAccess/SCADA does not properly sanitize its inputs for SQL commands.
rgod working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative reported these vulnerabilities to ICS-CERT.
Critical Infrastructure Sectors: Critical Manufacturing, Energy, Water and Wastewater Systems
Countries/Areas Deployed: East Asia, United States, Europe
Company Headquarters Location: Taiwan