16 September 2016
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2016.2191 ABB DataManagerPro Credential Management Vulnerability 16 September 2016 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: ABB DataManagerPro Publisher: ICS-CERT Operating System: Windows Impact/Access: Administrator Compromise -- Existing Account Resolution: Patch/Upgrade CVE Names: CVE-2016-4526 Original Bulletin: https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/advisories/ICSA-16-259-02 - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- Advisory (ICSA-16-259-02) ABB DataManagerPro Credential Management Vulnerability Original release date: September 15, 2016 Legal Notice All information products included in http://ics-cert.us-cert.gov are provided "as is" for informational purposes only. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not provide any warranties of any kind regarding any information contained within. DHS does not endorse any commercial product or service, referenced in this product or otherwise. Further dissemination of this product is governed by the Traffic Light Protocol (TLP) marking in the header. For more information about TLP, see http://www.us-cert.gov/tlp/. OVERVIEW NCCIC/ICS-CERT received a report from Trend Micros Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) concerning a credential management vulnerability in ABBs DataManagerPro application. Security researcher Andrea Micalizzi reported this vulnerability to ZDI. ABB has produced a new version to mitigate this vulnerability. AFFECTED PRODUCTS ABB reports that the vulnerability affects the following versions of DataManagerPro: DataManagerPro, all versions: 1.0.0 to 1.7.0 IMPACT An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could insert and run arbitrary code on a computer where the affected product is used. Impact to individual organizations depends on many factors that are unique to each organization. ICS-CERT recommends that organizations evaluate the impact of this vulnerability based on their operational environment, architecture, and product implementation. BACKGROUND ABB is a Switzerland-based company that maintains offices in several countries around the world. The affected product, DataManagerPro, is data analysis software. According to ABB, DataManagerPro is deployed in the Energy sector. ABB estimates that this product is used worldwide. VULNERABILITY CHARACTERIZATION VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW UNCONTROLLED SEARCH PATH ELEMENT [a] An authenticated user may swap DLLs in the package directory to elevate permissions to administrator. CVE-2016-4526 [b] has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of 7.2 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is (AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H). [c] VULNERABILITY DETAILS EXPLOITABILITY This vulnerability is not exploitable remotely and cannot be exploited without user interaction. EXISTENCE OF EXPLOIT No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability. DIFFICULTY An attacker with low skill would be able to exploit this vulnerability. MITIGATION ABB has produced a new version (Version 1.7.1) to mitigate this vulnerability. ABB recommends that users apply the update at their earliest convenience. Users may find more information in ABBs security advisory (ABB-VU-BUMP-089290) located on its web site at the following location: https://library.e.abb.com/public/93e52dbfd6ab4f64aa435973ccf1b6e2/9ADB005557_ABB_SoftwareVulnerabilityHandlingAdvisory_DMPro.pdf (link is external) ABB recommends security practices and firewall configurations to help protect systems from attacks that originate from outside the network. Such practices include: - - Carefully inspect any files transferred between computers, including scanning them with uptodate antivirus software, so that only legitimate files may be transferred. - - User account management, appropriate authentificaton and permission management using the principle of least privilege. More information on recommended practices can be found in the following ABB document: 3BSE032547, Whitepaper - Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems 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 ICSCERT 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 (http://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/). 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. a. CWE-427: Uncontrolled Search Path Element, http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/427.html, web site last accessed September 15, 2016. b. NVD, http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2016-4526 , NIST uses this advisory to create the CVE web site report. This web site will be active sometime after publication of this advisory. c. CVSS Calculator, https://www.first.org/cvss/calculator/3.0#CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S... , web site last accessed September 15, 2016. 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