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Alert (ICS-ALERT-11-266-01)

Sunway Force Control Vulnerabilities

Original release date: September 23, 2011 | Last revised: January 23, 2014

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Summary

ICS-CERT is aware of publicly available exploit code targeting multiple vulnerabilities in Sunway Force Control Version 6.1. The vulnerabilities include stack overflows, directory traversal and arbitrary file reading, and various denials of service vulnerabilities.

ICS-CERT is coordinating with Sunway on this report and will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Please report any issues affecting control systems in critical infrastructure environments to ICS-CERT.

Background

Beijing-based Sunway ForceControl Technology Co. provides SCADA human-machine interface applications for a variety of industries. Sunway’s products are deployed primarily in China. According to the Sunway website, Sunway products are also deployed in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Sunway products are deployed across a wide variety of industries including petroleum, petrochemical, defense, railways, coal, energy, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, water, and manufacturing.

Mitigation

ICS-CERT recommends that users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of exploitation of these vulnerabilities. Specifically, users should:

  • Minimize network exposure for all control system devices. Control system devices should not directly face the Internet.a
  • Locate control system networks and devices behind firewalls, and isolate them from the business network.
  • If remote access is required, employ secure methods such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), recognizing that VPN is only as secure as the connected devices.

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


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