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               Unitronics VisiLogic OPLC IDE Vulnerabilities
                              6 January 2016


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Unitronics VisiLogic OPLC IDE
Publisher:         US-CERT
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated      
                   Reduced Security                -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-7939 CVE-2015-7905 CVE-2015-6478

Original Bulletin: 

Revision History:  January   6 2016: Added details for CVE-2015-7939, updated references
                   November 16 2015: Initial Release

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Advisory (ICSA-15-274-02)

Unitronics VisiLogic OPLC IDE Vulnerabilities (Update A)

Original release date: November 12, 2015 | Last revised: January 05, 2016

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This advisory was originally posted to the US-CERT secure Portal library on 
November 3, 2015, and is being released to the NCCIC/ICS-CERT web site.

HPs Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) reported to ICS-CERT that Steven Seeley of 
Source Incite, Fritz Sands of ZDI, and Andrea Micalizzi discovered 
vulnerabilities in Unitronics VisiLogic OPLC IDE. Unitronics has produced an 
updated package to mitigate these vulnerabilities.

These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely.


Unitronics reports that the vulnerabilities affect the following products:

    Unitronics VisiLogic OPLC IDE Version and previous.


A successful exploit of these vulnerabilities could lead to remote code 

Impact to individual organizations depends on many factors that are unique to
each organization. ICS-CERT recommends that organizations evaluate the impact
of these vulnerabilities based on their operational environment, architecture,
and product implementation.


Unitronics has offices in the United States and Israel and sells products 
through partners worldwide.

Unitronics VisiLogic OPLC IDE is an HMI and PLC application programming 
environment for Vision and SAMBA series controllers. According to Unitronics,
these products are used worldwide in multiple sectors.




Several instances exist where ActiveX control should be restricted and have 
been marked as safe-for-scripting.

CVE-2015-6478 [b] has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base 
score of 7.3 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is 
(CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L). [c]


There are several instances where an external input can change the behavior of
the target application.

CVE-2015-7905 [e] has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base 
score of 8.6 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is 
(CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:H/A:L). [f]

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When parsing a specific file, the length of the filename is not validated, 
resulting in a heap-based buffer overflow.

CVE-2015-7939 [h] has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base 
score of 9.8 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is 
(CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H). [i]

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These vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely.


No known public exploits specifically target these vulnerabilities.


An attacker with a medium skill would be able to exploit these 


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Unitronics has released an updated package, VisiLogic V9.8.09, to address 
these vulnerabilities. The new package can be found at the following location
on its web site:

http://www.unitronics.com/support/downloads (link is external)

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ICS-CERT recommends that users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of
exploitation of these vulnerabilities. Specifically, users should:

    Minimize network exposure for all control system devices and/or systems, 
and ensure that they are not accessible from the Internet.

    Locate control system networks and remote devices behind firewalls, and 
isolate them from the business network.

    When remote access is required, use secure methods, such as Virtual 
Private Networks (VPNs), recognizing that VPNs may have vulnerabilities and 
should be updated to the most current version available. Also recognize that 
VPN is only as secure as the connected devices.

ICS-CERT reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk 
assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.

ICS-CERT also provides a section for control systems security recommended 
practices on the ICS-CERT web page at: 
http://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/content/recommended-practices. 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 in the ICSCERT Technical Information Paper, 
ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation 
Strategies, that is available for download from the ICS-CERT web site 

Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their 
established internal procedures and report their findings to ICS-CERT for 
tracking and correlation against other incidents.

a. CWE-623: Unsafe ActiveX Control Marked Safe For Scripting, 
http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/623.html, web site last accessed 
November 12, 2015.

b. NVD, http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2015-6478, web 
site last accessed January 5, 2016.

c. CVSS Calculator, 
web site last accessed November 12, 2015.

d. CWE-94: Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection'), 
http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/94.html, web site last accessed November
12, 2015.

e. NVD, http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2015-7905, web 
site last accessed January 5, 2016.

f. CVSS Calculator, 
web site last accessed November 12, 2015.

g. CWE-94: Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection'), 
http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/94.html, web site last accessed January
05, 2016.

h. NVD, http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2015-7939, NIST 
uses this advisory to create the CVE web site report. This web site will be 
active sometime after publication of this advisory.

i. CVSS Calculator, 
web site last accessed January 05, 2016.

Contact Information

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