Advisory Details

February 22nd, 2012

ABB WebWare RobNetScanHost.exe Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-12-033
ZDI-CAN-1260

CVE ID
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS ABB
AFFECTED PRODUCTS WebWare
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11594. 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 ABB WebWare. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within RobNetScanHost.exe and its parsing of network packets accepted on port 5512. The parsing of 'Netscan' packets with opcodes 0xE and 0xA are vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow with a fixed allocation of 20 bytes. This vulnerability can be exploited to execute arbitrary code in the context of the service process (LocalSystem).

ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABB has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www05.abb.com/global/scot/scot348.nsf/veritydisplay/f261be074480dc24c12579a00049ecd5/$file/si10227a1%20vulnerability%20security%20advisory.pdf
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2011-10-10 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2012-02-22 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Luigi Auriemma
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