Rockwell Automation Connected Components Workbench RA.ViewElements.Row.1 Arbitrary Write Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-14-384: November 19th, 2014
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Rockwell Automation Connected Components Workbench. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.
The specific flaw exists within the RA.ViewElements.Row.1 ActiveXControl method. By providing a malicious value to the BackColor property, an attacker can write an uncontrolled four byte value to an arbitrary location. An attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser.
Vendor ResponseRockwell Automation has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2014-07-23 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2014-11-19 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)