Advisory Details

May 11th, 2016

Panasonic FPWIN Pro CPlcSetting::Load Uninitialized Pointer Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-332
ZDI-CAN-3456

CVE ID CVE-2016-4498
CVSS SCORE 4.4, (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Panasonic
AFFECTED PRODUCTS FPWIN Pro
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 22807. 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 Panasonic FPWIN Pro. 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 processing of a project file. A specially-crafted project file will lead to execution outside of normal paths due to an uninitialized pointer dereference. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to attain code execution under the context of the current process.

VENDOR RESPONSE Panasonic has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/advisories/ICSA-16-131-01
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2016-01-19 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-05-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Steven Seeley of Source Incite
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