Progea Movicon 11.5.1181 Search Path Issues

Credit: Karn Ganeshen
Risk: Medium
Local: No
Remote: Yes

Vendor: Progea Equipment: Movicon SCADA/HMI Vulnerability: Uncontrolled Search Path Element, Unquoted Search Path or Element Advisory URL ICS-CERT Advisory CVE-ID CVE-2017-14017 CVE-2017-14019 ------------------------ AFFECTED PRODUCTS ------------------------ The following versions of Movicon HMI, an HMI software platform, are affected: Movicon Version 11.5.1181 and prior. ------------------------ BACKGROUND ------------------------ Critical Infrastructure Sectors: Critical Manufacturing, Energy, Food and Agriculture, Transportation Systems, Water and Wastewater Systems Countries/Areas Deployed: Europe, India, and United States Company Headquarters Location: Italy ------------------------ IMPACT ------------------------ Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow privilege escalation or arbitrary code execution. ------------------------ VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW ------------------------ UNCONTROLLED SEARCH PATH ELEMENT CWE-427 An uncontrolled search path element vulnerability has been identified, which may allow a remote attacker without privileges to execute arbitrary code in the form of a malicious DLL file. This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Movicon SCADA/HMI. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the malicious dll file should be saved in any of the DLL search paths. The specific flaw exists within the handling of a specific named DLL file used by Movicon SCADA/HMI. By placing specific DLL file (listed below), an attacker is able to force the process to load an arbitrary DLL. This allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the process. ------------------------ DLL File Name (1) ------------------------ api-ms-win-appmodel-runtime-l1-1-0.dll ------------------------ Application Executables (that look for missing DLL) ------------------------ Movicon.exe MoviconRunTime.exe MoviconService.exe AlarmsImpExp.exe ReportViewerNET.exe ------------------------ Steps to reproduce ------------------------ 1. Generate a dll payload msfvenom ap windows/exec cmd=calc.exe af dll ao api-ms-win-appmodel-runtime-l1-1-0.dll 2. Place this dll in install directory (or C:\Windows, or any directory defined in the PATH environment variable) C:\Program Files\Progea\Movicon11.5\ 3. Run MoviconService.exe (or any of the above listed executables), and Exit ------------------------ CVE-2017-14017 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of 6.8 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is (AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H). UNQUOTED SEARCH PATH OR ELEMENT CWE-428 An unquoted search path or element vulnerability has been identified, which may allow an authorized local user to insert arbitrary code into the unquoted service path and escalate his or her privileges. A successful attempt would require the local user to be able to insert their code in the system root path undetected by the OS or other security applications where it could potentially be executed during application startup or reboot. If successful, the local useras code would execute with the elevated privileges of the application. aC/ MOVICON (MOVICON) runs as LocalSystem and has path: C:\Program Files\Progea\Movicon11.5\MoviconService.exe: CVE-2017-14019 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of 6.5 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is (AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H). +++++ Best Regards, Karn Ganeshen

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