Advisory Details

November 19th, 2014

Rockwell Automation Connected Components Workbench RA.ViewElements.Row.1 Arbitrary Write Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-384
ZDI-CAN-2418

CVE ID CVE-2014-5424
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Rockwell Automation
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Connected Components Workbench
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 16533. 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 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.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Rockwell Automation has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/advisories/ICSA-14-294-01
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-07-23 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2014-11-19 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)
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