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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- CVSS v3 5.9
- ATTENTION: Low attack complexity
- Vendor: Panasonic
- Equipment: FPWIN Pro
- Vulnerability: Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to retrieve sensitive information from the file system where affected software is installed.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
Panasonic reports this vulnerability affects the following products:
- FPWIN Pro programming control software: All Versions 220.127.116.11 and prior
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
A specially crafted project file specifying a URI causes the XML parser to access the URI and embed the contents, which may allow an attacker to disclose information that is accessible in the context of the user executing software.
- CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Commercial Facilities, Critical Manufacturing, Food and Agriculture
- COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
- COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Japan
Michael Heinzl reported this vulnerability to CISA.
Panasonic has released FPWIN Pro v18.104.22.168 to address this vulnerability.
For more information about this issue, please contact the Panasonic Product Security Incident Response Team.
CISA recommends users take the following measures to protect themselves from social engineering attacks:
- Do not click web links or open unsolicited attachments in 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 recommends users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of exploitation of this vulnerability. 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.cisa.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.cisa.gov in the Technical Information Paper, ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation Strategies.
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. This vulnerability is not exploitable remotely.
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