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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (ICSA-18-144-01) Schneider Electric Floating License Manager
25 May 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Schneider Electric Floating License Manager
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Administrator Compromise -- Existing Account
Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Provide Misleading Information -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2017-5571 CVE-2016-10395 CVE-2016-2177
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Original release date: May 24, 2018
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CVSS v3 9.8
ATTENTION: Remotely exploitable/low skill level to exploit
Vendor: Schneider Electric
Equipment: Floating License Manager
Vulnerabilities: Heap-based Buffer Overflow, Improper Restriction of
Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer, Open Redirect
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could cause a denial of
service, allow arbitrary execution of code with system level privileges, or
send users to arbitrary websites.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following products use the vulnerable Schneider Electric Floating License
Manager, a license management platform:
SCADA Expert Vijeo Citect / CitectSCADA Version 7.30, 7.40,
CitectSCADA Version 2015, 2016,
Vijeo Historian/CitectHistorian Version 4.40, 4.50,
CitectHistorian Version 2016,
PlantStruxure PES V4.3 SP1 and prior, and
EcoStruxure Modicon Builder V3.0 and prior.
The following products are only affected by CVE-2016-10395:
EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert 8.2 (Standard, DC, HC Editions),
StruxureWare Power Monitoring Expert 8.1 (Standard, DC, HC Editions),
StruxureWare Power Monitoring Expert 8.0 (Standard, DC, HC, Buildings
StruxureWare Power Monitoring Expert 7.2.x,
Energy Expert 1.x (formerly Power Manager), and
EcoStruxure Power SCADA Operations 8.x (formerly PowerSCADA Expert) (Only
with Advanced Reports and Dashboards Module).
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 HEAP-BASED BUFFER OVERFLOW CWE-122
OpenSSL incorrectly uses pointer arithmetic for heap-buffer boundary checks,
which may allow denial of service attacks or other unspecified behavior.
CVE-2016-2177 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
9.8 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is
3.2.2 IMPROPER RESTRICTION OF OPERATIONS WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF A MEMORY BUFFER
This vulnerability can be exploited to cause an out-of-bounds memory read
access, which may allow remote code execution with system privileges.
CVE-2016-10395 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score
of 7.8 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is
3.2.3 URL REDIRECTION TO UNTRUSTED SITE ('OPEN REDIRECT') CWE-601
An open redirect vulnerability has been identified, which may allow remote
attackers to redirect users to arbitrary websites for phishing attacks.
CVE-2017-5571 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
6.1 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is
o Critical Infrastructure Sectors: Commercial Facilities, Energy, Food and
Agriculture, Government Facilities, Transportation Systems, Water and
o Countries/Areas Deployed: Worldwide
o Company Headquarters Location: France
Schneider Electric reported these vulnerabilities to NCCIC.
Schneider Electric recommends that users of affected Citect and PlantStruxure
products download and install the new version of the software located at:
Users using EcoStruxure Modicon Builder V3.0 are recommended to download and
use the new version (V3.1) located at:
StructureWare 7.2.x users should upgrade to Version 7.2.2 and apply the
floating licensing manager (FLM) patch from the following location:
EcoStruxure/StruxureWare Power Monitoring Expert and Power SCADA Operations
users need to upgrade to Version 8.2. Energy Expert users need to upgrade to
Version 1.3. Once these are upgraded apply the Cumulative Update (CU) 2
Schneider Electric has also released security notifications which contain
further details and upgrade instructions at the following links:
NCCIC recommends users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of
exploitation of these vulnerabilities. Specifically, users should:
o Minimize network exposure for all control system devices and/or systems,
and ensure that they are not accessible from the Internet.
o Locate control system networks and remote devices behind firewalls, and
isolate them from the business network.
o When remote access is required, use secure methods, such as Virtual
Private Networks (VPNs), recognizing that VPNs may have vulnerabilities and
should be updated to the most current version available. Also recognize that
VPN is only as secure as the connected devices.
NCCIC reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk
assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
NCCIC 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 on the ICS-CERT website in the Technical Information Paper,
ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation
Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their
established internal procedures and report their findings to NCCIC for
tracking and correlation against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target these vulnerabilities.
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