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Alert (ICS-ALERT-11-245-01)

Advantech BroadWin WebAccess ActiveX Vulnerabilities

Original release date: September 02, 2011 | Last revised: November 25, 2013

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Summary

ICS-CERT has become aware of two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities with and proof of concept code affecting the Advantech BroadWin WebAccess Client 1.0.0.10, a web browser-based human-machine interface (HMI) product. The public disclosure indicates that these vulnerabilities are remotely exploitable. ICS-CERT has contacted and is coordinating this information with Advantech to validate and confirm this report.

Specifically, the two disclosed vulnerabilities are:

  • A format string vulnerability
  • A memory corruption vulnerability

ICS-CERT will provide additional information as it becomes available. Please report any issues affecting control systems in critical infrastructure environments to ICS-CERT.

Followup

ICS-CERT published the follow-up advisory ICSA-12-047-01 Advantech WebAccess Vulnerabilities to the ICS-CERT Web site on February 16, 2012.

Background

Advantech BroadWin WebAccess is a web-based HMI platform used in energy, manufacturing, and building automation applications. WebAccess is installed in several countries in Asia, North America, North Africa, and the Middle East.


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