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Advantech WebAccess webvrpcs ViewDll1 Stack-based Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-938: December 6th, 2017

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Vulnerability Details


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Advantech WebAccess. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within implementation of the 0x138bd IOCTL in the webvrpcs process. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of the length of user-supplied data prior to copying it to a fixed-length stack-based buffer. An attacker can leverage this functionality to execute code under the context of Administrator.

Vendor Response

Advantech has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2017-07-19 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-12-06 - Coordinated public release of advisory

Credit

This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Offensive Security