|CVSS SCORE||7.8, (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)|
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of GE CIMPLICITY. 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 parsing of CIM files. The issue results from the lack of proper initialization of a pointer prior to accessing it. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the current process.
03/02/22 – ZDI reported the vulnerability to ICS-CERT to coordinate with the vendor.
03/02/22 – The vendor acknowledged the vulnerability report.
05/20/22 – ICS-CERT asked for an update.
05/26/22 – The vendor stated that they are reviewing the case on 5/31/22.
05/31/22 – The vendor sent an update about the progress of the report.
07/19/22 – ICS-CERT asked for an update.
09/20/22 – ZDI informed the vendor that this case will be published as a zero-day advisory on 09/28/22.
-- Mitigation: Given the nature of the vulnerability, the only salient mitigation strategy is to restrict interaction with the application.