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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (icsa-20-217-01) Delta Industrial Automation CNCSoft ScreenEditor
6 August 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Industrial Automation CNCSoft ScreenEditor
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Denial of Service -- Existing Account
Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2020-16203 CVE-2020-16201 CVE-2020-16199
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ICS Advisory (ICSA-20-217-01)
Delta Industrial Automation CNCSoft ScreenEditor
Original release date: August 04, 2020
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 7.8
o ATTENTION: Low skill level to exploit
o Vendor: Delta Electronics
o Equipment: Industrial Automation CNCSoft ScreenEditor
o Vulnerabilities: Stack-based Buffer Overflow, Out-of-bounds Read, Access of
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to
read/modify information, execute arbitrary code, and/or crash the application.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of Industrial Automation CNCSoft ScreenEditor, an HMI,
o Industrial Automation CNCSoft ScreenEditor Versions 1.01.23 and prior
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 STACK-BASED BUFFER OVERFLOW CWE-121
Multiple stack-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities may be exploited by
processing specially crafted project files, which may allow an attacker to read
/modify information, execute arbitrary code, and/or crash the application.
CVE-2020-16199 has been assigned to these vulnerabilities. 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
3.2.2 OUT-OF-BOUNDS READ CWE-125
Multiple out-of-bounds read vulnerabilities may be exploited by processing
specially crafted project files, which may allow an attacker to read
CVE-2020-16201 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
3.3 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is ( AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/
3.2.3 ACCESS OF UNINITIALIZED POINTER CWE-824
An uninitialized pointer may be exploited by processing a specially crafted
project file. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an
attacker to read/modify information, execute arbitrary code, and/or crash the
CVE-2020-16203 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: Critical Manufacturing
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Taiwan
Anonymous and kimiya working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative reported
these vulnerabilities to CISA.
Delta Electronics recommends the following:
o Update to the latest version of CNCSoft ScreenEditor Version 1.01.26
o Restrict the interaction of the application to trusted files.
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.
For any questions related to this report, please contact the CISA at:
Toll Free: 1-888-282-0870
CISA continuously strives to improve its products and services. You can help by
choosing one of the links below to provide feedback about this product.
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