Advisory Details

May 8th, 2020

Advantech WebAccess/SCADA DATACORE IOCTL 0x520B Heap-based Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-20-606
ZDI-CAN-9935

CVE ID
CVSS SCORE 9.8, (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
AFFECTED VENDORS Advantech
AFFECTED PRODUCTS WebAccess/SCADA
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of Advantech WebAccess/SCADA. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the processing of IOCTL 0x520B in datacore.exe. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can trigger an overflow of a fixed-length heap-based buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of Administrator.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Advantech has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://www.us-cert.gov/ics/advisories/icsa-20-128-36
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2020-01-17 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2020-05-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Z0mb1E
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