Advisory Details

August 1st, 2017

Mitsubishi Electric E-Designer SetupAlarm Font Property Stack-based Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-508
ZDI-CAN-3803

CVE ID CVE-2017-9638
CVSS SCORE 9.3, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Mitsubishi Electric
AFFECTED PRODUCTS E-Designer
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Mitsubishi Electric E-Designer. 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 SetupAlarm sections of a mpa (project specification) file. When parsing the property Font, the process fails to properly validate the length of user-supplied data prior to copying it to a fixed-length stack-based buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code in the context of the Administrator.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Mitsubishi Electric has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/advisories/ICSA-17-213-01
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2016-05-31 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2017-08-01 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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