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Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-033

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-033
Posted Feb 23, 2012
Authored by Tipping Point | Site zerodayinitiative.com

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-033 - This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of ABB WebWare. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within RobNetScanHost.exe and its parsing of network packets accepted on port 5512. The parsing of 'Netscan' packets with opcodes 0xE and 0xA are vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow with a fixed allocation of 20 bytes. This vulnerability can be exploited to execute arbitrary code in the context of the service process (LocalSystem).

tags | advisory, remote, overflow, arbitrary
MD5 | 9c9f2852e344ce495a6eba94ae4668f6

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-033

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ZDI-12-033 : ABB WebWare RobNetScanHost.exe Remote Code Execution
Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-033
February 22, 2012

- -- CVE ID:


- -- CVSS:
10, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

- -- Affected Vendors:

ABB



- -- Affected Products:

ABB WebWare



- -- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11594.
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

http://www.tippingpoint.com

- -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of ABB WebWare. Authentication is not required
to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within RobNetScanHost.exe and its parsing of
network packets accepted on port 5512. The parsing of 'Netscan' packets
with opcodes 0xE and 0xA are vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow
with a fixed allocation of 20 bytes. This vulnerability can be exploited
to execute arbitrary code in the context of the service process
(LocalSystem).

- -- Vendor Response:

ABB has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can
be found at:

http://www05.abb.com/global/scot/scot348.nsf/veritydisplay/f261be074480dc24c12579a00049ecd5/$file/si10227a1%20vulnerability%20security%20advisory.pdf




- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-10-10 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2012-02-22 - Coordinated public release of advisory



- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Luigi Auriemma



- -- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI):
Established by TippingPoint, The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) represents
a best-of-breed model for rewarding security researchers for responsibly
disclosing discovered vulnerabilities.

Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research
through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com

The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is
used. TippingPoint does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any
exploit code. Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor,
TippingPoint provides its customers with zero day protection through
its intrusion prevention technology. Explicit details regarding the
specifics of the vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until
an official vendor patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the
altruistic aim of helping to secure a broader user base, TippingPoint
provides this vulnerability information confidentially to security
vendors (including competitors) who have a vulnerability protection or
mitigation product.

Our vulnerability disclosure policy is available online at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/disclosure_policy/

Follow the ZDI on Twitter:

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