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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (ICSA-19-213-06) LCDS LAquis SCADA LQS File Parsing
2 August 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: LAquis SCADA
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2019-10994 CVE-2019-10980
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ICS Advisory (ICSA-19-213-06)
LCDS LAquis SCADA LQS File Parsing
Original release date: August 01, 2019
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 7.8
o ATTENTION: Low skill level to exploit
o Vendor: LCDS-Leao Consultoria e Desenvolvimento de Sistemas LTDA ME
o Equipment: LAquis SCADA
o Vulnerabilities: Out-of-bounds Read, Type Confusion
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to
obtain confidential information or execute remote code.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following version of LAquis SCADA, an industrial automation software, is
o SCADA 188.8.131.52
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 OUT-OF-BOUNDS READ CWE-125
Processing a specially crafted project file may trigger an out-of-bounds read,
which may allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information.
CVE-2019-10994 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
2.5 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is ( AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/
3.2.2 ACCESS OF RESOURCE USING INCOMPATIBLE TYPE ('TYPE CONFUSION') CWE-843
A type confusion vulnerability may be exploited when LAquis SCADA processes a
specially crafted project file. This may allow an attacker to execute remote
CVE-2019-10980 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
7.8 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is ( AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/
o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Chemical, Commercial Facilities, Energy,
Food and Agriculture, Transportation Systems, Water and Wastewater Systems
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: South America
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Brazil
Francis Provencher (PRL), working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative,
reported these vulnerabilities to CISA.
LCDS recommends users update to Version 184.108.40.2063, which can be found at the
CISA recommends users take the following measures to protect themselves from
social engineering attacks:
o Do not click web links or open unsolicited attachments in email messages.
o Refer to Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams for more information on
avoiding email scams.
o Refer to Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more
information on social engineering attacks.
CISA reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk
assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
CISA also provides a section for control systems security recommended practices
on the ICS webpage on us-cert.gov . 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 webpage on us-cert.gov 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 CISA for tracking
and correlation against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target these vulnerabilities. These
vulnerabilities are not exploitable remotely.
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