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Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-133

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-133
Posted Aug 3, 2012
Authored by Tipping Point | Site zerodayinitiative.com

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-133 - This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of GE iFix. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the ihDataArchiver.exe process which listens by default on TCP port 14000. Several errors are present in the code responsible for parsing data from the network. By providing malformed data for opcodes 6, 7, 8, 10, and 12 the process can be made to corrupt memory which can lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the user running the service.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, tcp, code execution
advisories | CVE-2012-0229
MD5 | 4e41450ecea92e9c6983d629f31d3fcb

Zero Day Initiative Advisory 12-133

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ZDI-12-133 : GE Proficy Historian ihDataArchiver.exe Multiple Opcode
Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-12-133
August 3, 2012

- -- CVE ID:
CVE-2012-0229

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

- -- Affected Vendors:
GE

- -- Affected Products:
GE Proficy Historian ihDataArchiver

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

The specific flaw exists within the ihDataArchiver.exe process which
listens by default on TCP port 14000. Several errors are present in the
code responsible for parsing data from the network. By providing malformed
data for opcodes 6, 7, 8, 10, and 12 the process can be made to corrupt
memory which can lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the
user running the service.

- -- Vendor Response:
GE has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be
found at:

http://support.ge-ip.com/support/index?page=kbchannel&id=S:KB14767


- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-10-17 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-08-03 - 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:

http://twitter.com/thezdi

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