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Security Activity Bulletin

Siemens Tecnomatix FactoryLink Multiple Vulnerabilities

 
Threat Type:IntelliShield: Applied Mitigation Bulletin
IntelliShield ID:22735
Version:4
First Published:2011 March 23 15:02 GMT
Last Published:2011 October 05 15:37 GMT
Port: 7579, 7580
BugTraq ID:46934
Urgency:Unlikely Use
Credibility:Confirmed
Severity:Moderate Damage
Related Resources:
View related IPS Signature
 
 
Version Summary:ICS-CERT has released an additional security advisory to address multiple Tecnomatix FactoryLink vulnerabilities.
 

Description
 

Siemens Tecnomatix FactoryLink SCADA system contains multiple vulnerabilities that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial of service (DoS), or conduct directory traversal attacks.

Multiple stack overflow vulnerabilities exist in the CSService and vrn.exe processes due to insecure memory operations.  A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities via malformed requests that are designed to corrupt memory.  Exploitation could result in arbitrary code execution or a DoS condition.

Two directory traversal vulnerabilities also exist in the CSService and vrn.exe processes.  These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to perform unauthorized actions, such as browsing file directories or downloading arbitrary files.  An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by supplying special character sequences to the vulnerable services.

In addition to these vulnerabilities, memory corruption errors, such as NULL pointer dereferences, stack exhaustions, and raised exceptions, also exist in the CSService, connsrv, and datasrv processes of the affected software.  An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause unexpected termination of the services, which could result in a DoS condition.

Proof-of-concept code that demonstrates an exploit of each of these vulnerabilities is publicly available.

Siemens has confirmed this vulnerability and updates are available.

Siemens has released a security advisory at the following link (direct download to PDF file): SIEMENS-SSA-630126.  Siemens has released patches at the following link: Tecnomatix FactoryLink

ICS-CERT has released security advisories at the following links: ICS-ALERT-11-080-01, ICSA-11-091-01, and ICSA-11-091-01A

The Cisco Applied Intelligence team has created the following companion document to guide administrators in identifying and mitigating attempts to exploit this vulnerability prior to applying updated software: Cisco Applied Mitigation Bulletin: Identifying and Mitigating Disclosed SCADA System Vulnerabilities


Signatures
 
Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) 6.0
Signature IDSignature NameReleaseLatest Release Date
38087/0Siemens FactoryLink Absolute Directory TraversalS6042011 Oct 24 
39126/0Siemens FactoryLink Relative Directory TraversalS6042011 Oct 24 
39206/0Siemens FactoryLink Buffer OverflowS6042011 Oct 24 
 
Alert History
 

Version 3, April 4, 2011, 7:59 AM: Siemens has released a security advisory and patches to address the multiple Tecnomatix FactoryLink vulnerabilities.  ICS-CERT has also released an additional security advisory to address this vulnerability.

Version 2, March 24, 2011, 2:36 PM: Cisco has released an Applied Mitigation Bulletin to address multiple SCADA vulnerabilities that can be identified or mitigated using Cisco devices.

Version 1, March 23, 2011, 11:02 AM: Siemens Tecnomatix FactoryLink SCADA system contains multiple vulnerabilities that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service or conduct directory traversal attacks on a targeted system.  Updates are not available.



Product Sets
 
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.

Primary Products:
Siemens CorpTecnomatix FactoryLink 7.1 .0 | 7.2 .0, .1 | 7.5 Base | 8.0 .1

Associated Products:
N/A




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