1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- CVSS v3 7.3
- ATTENTION: Low attack complexity
- Vendor: Advantech
- Equipment: WebAccess/SCADA
- Vulnerabilities: Insufficient Type Distinction
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker full control over the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) server.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
Advantech reports this vulnerability affect the following WebAccess/SCADA product:
WebAccess/SCADA: version 8.4.5
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
If an attacker can trick an authenticated user into loading a maliciously crafted .zip file onto Advantech WebAccess version 8.4.5, a web shell could be used to give the attacker full control of the SCADA server.
- CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Critical Manufacturing, Energy, Water and Wastewater Systems
- COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: East Asia, Europe, United States
- COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Taiwan
Marlon Luis Petry reported this vulnerability to CISA.
Advantech recommends users locate and delete the “WADashboardSetup.msi” file to avoid this issue.
If users wish to remedy this problem in version 8.4.5, they can uninstall "WebAccess Dashboard" from the control panel. Delete all the files:
Advantech released a new version V9.1.4 to address the problem by not including these files.
CISA recommends users take the following measures to protect themselves from social engineering attacks:
- Do not click web links or open attachments in unsolicited email messages.
- Refer to Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams for more information on avoiding email scams.
- 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 at cisa.gov/ics. Several CISA products detailing cyber defense best 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 at cisa.gov/ics in the technical information paper, ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation Strategies.
Organizations observing suspected malicious activity should follow established internal procedures and report findings to CISA for tracking and correlation against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability. This vulnerability is not exploitable remotely.