Advisory Details

July 7th, 2016

Eaton ELCSoft Heap Memory Corruption Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-408
ZDI-CAN-3675

CVE ID CVE-2016-4509
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Eaton
AFFECTED PRODUCTS ELCSoft
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 24488. 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 Eaton ELCSoft. 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 EPC files. Parsing a specially crafted EPC file can cause ELCSoft.exe to overwrite a TList object in memory. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code in the context of the process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Eaton has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/advisories/ICSA-16-182-01
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2016-04-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2016-07-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Ariele Caltabiano (kimiya)
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