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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (icsa-19-311-02) Fuji Electric V-Server
8 November 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Fuji Electric V-Server
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2019-18240
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ICS Advisory (ICSA-19-311-02)
Fuji Electric V-Server
Original release date: November 07, 2019
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 7.8
o ATTENTION: Low skill level to exploit
o Vendor: Fuji Electric
o Equipment: V-Server
o Vulnerability: Heap-based Buffer Overflow
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could crash the device being
accessed; several heap-based buffer overflows have been identified.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of V-Server, a data collection and management service,
o V-Server 4.0.6 and prior
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 HEAP-BASED BUFFER OVERFLOW CWE-122
Several heap-based buffer overflows have been identified, which may allow an
attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code.
CVE-2019-18240 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
7.8 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is ( AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/
o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Critical Manufacturing
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Japan
kimiya of 9SG, working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative, reported this
vulnerability to CISA.
Fuji Electric has released Version 22.214.171.124 to mitigate the reported
CISA recommends users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of
exploitation of this vulnerability. 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.
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 this vulnerability.
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