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Indusoft Web Studio and InTouch Edge HMI Remote Code Execution

Critical

Synopsis

Tenable discovered an unauthenticated remote command injection vulnerability in Indusoft Web Studio 8.1 SP2. The vulnerability is exercised via the custom remote agent protocol that is typically found on port 1234 or 51234. An attacker can issue a specially crafted command 66 which causes IWS to load a DB connection file off of a network share using SMB. The DB file can contain OS commands that will be executed at the privilege level used by IWS.

Disclosure Timeline

11/02/2018 - Notified Aveva. 90 day set to Feb 4. (added some wiggle room due to weekends).
11/02/2018 - Aveva acknowledges the disclosure.
01/03/2019 - Tenable asks for an update.
01/03/2018 - Aveva states it is still being worked on.
01/17/2018 - Aveva asks Tenable to test a patch.
01/18/2018 - Tenable agrees.
01/22/2018 - Tenable tells Aveva that authentication has been enabled.
01/23/2018 - Tenable tells Aveva that command injection appears to be fixed.
01/23/2018 - Aveva thanks Tenable.
01/30/2018 - Tenable reminds Aveva of the disclosure deadline and asks if Aveva has acquired a CVE. Tenable offers to issue the CVE.
01/30/2018 - Aveva shares draft advisory with ICS-CERT and Tenable.
01/31/2018 - Tenable again asks if Aveva acquired a CVE and again offers to issue the CVE.
01/31/2018 - Aveva indicates they prefer ICS-CERT to issue CVE.
01/31/2018 - Aveva changes their release dates to Feb. 4.
02/01/2018 - Tenable asks ICS-CERT for a CVE.
02/04/2018 - ICS-CERT indicates it will issue CVE soon.
02/04/2018 - Aveva publishes their advisory.

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