Advisory Details

November 7th, 2011

GE Proficy Historian ihDataArchiver.exe Trusted Header Size Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-320
ZDI-CAN-1233

CVE ID CVE-2011-1918
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS GE
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Proficy Historian ihDataArchiver
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11646. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


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

The specific flaw exists within the ihDataArchiver.exe process which listens by default on TCP port 14000. The code within this module trusts a value supplied over the network and uses it as a length when copying user-supplied data to a stack buffer. By providing a large enough value, this buffer can be overflowed leading to arbitrary code execution under the context of the user running the service.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS GE has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://support.ge-ip.com/support/index?page=kbchannel&id=S:KB14493
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2011-06-02 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2011-11-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Luigi Auriemma
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