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Advisory (ICSA-17-292-01)

SpiderControl MicroBrowser

Original release date: October 19, 2017

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CVSS v3 8.8

ATTENTION: Remotely exploitable/low skill level to exploit

Vendor: SpiderControl

Equipment: MicroBrowser

Vulnerability: Uncontrolled Search Path Element

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

The following versions of SpiderControl MicroBrowser, a touch panel operating system, are affected:

  • MicroBrowser Windows XP, Vista 7, 8 and 10, Versions 1.6.30.144 and prior.

IMPACT

Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

MITIGATION

SpiderControl has provided software update Version 1.6.30.148 for MicroBrowser, which fixes this vulnerability. SpiderControl recommends users update to the new version, which is available at the following location:

http://spidercontrol.net/download/downloadarea/?lang=en

NCCIC/ICS-CERT reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.

ICS-CERT also provides a section for control systems security recommended practices on the ICS-CERT web page. Several recommended practices are available for reading and download, including Improving Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity with Defense-in-Depth Strategies.

Additional mitigation guidance and recommended practices are publicly available in the ICS‑CERT Technical Information Paper, ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation Strategies, that is available for download from the ICS-CERT web site.

Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their established internal procedures and report their findings to ICS-CERT for tracking and correlation against other incidents.

In addition, ICS-CERT recommends that users take the following measures to protect themselves from social engineering attacks:

No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability.

VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW

An uncontrolled search path element vulnerability has been identified which could be exploited by placing a specially crafted DLL file in the search path. If the malicious DLL is loaded prior to the valid DLL, an attacker could execute arbitrary code on the system.

CVE-2017-14010 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of 8.8 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H).

RESEARCHER

Karn Ganeshen reported this vulnerability to ICS-CERT.

BACKGROUND

Critical Infrastructure Sectors: Critical Manufacturing

Countries/Areas Deployed: Europe

Company Headquarters Location: Switzerland


Contact Information

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