Advisory Details

June 29th, 2022

ABB e-Design Link Following Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ZDI-22-874
ZDI-CAN-16278

CVE ID CVE-2022-29483
CVSS SCORE 7.8, (AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
AFFECTED VENDORS ABB
AFFECTED PRODUCTS e-Design
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of ABB e-Design. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the e-Design installer. By creating a symbolic link, an attacker can abuse the installer to delete a file. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute arbitrary code in the context of SYSTEM.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABB has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://www.cisa.gov/uscert/ics/advisories/icsa-22-179-01
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2022-01-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2022-06-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Michael DePlante (@izobashi) of Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative
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