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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (ICSA-17-292-01): SpiderControl MicroBrowser
20 October 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: SpiderControl MicroBrowser
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2017-14010
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Original release date: October 19, 2017
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CVSS v3 8.8
ATTENTION: Remotely exploitable/low skill level to exploit
Vulnerability: Uncontrolled Search Path Element
The following versions of SpiderControl MicroBrowser, a touch panel
operating system, are affected:
MicroBrowser Windows XP, Vista 7, 8 and 10, Versions 188.8.131.52
Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute
arbitrary code on the target system.
SpiderControl has provided software update Version 184.108.40.206 for
MicroBrowser, which fixes this vulnerability. SpiderControl recommends users
update to the new version, which is available at the following location:
http://spidercontrol.net/download/downloadarea/?lang=en (link is external)
NCCIC/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. 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 ICS-CERT 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.
In addition, ICS-CERT recommends that 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.
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability.
UNCONTROLLED SEARCH PATH ELEMENT CWE-427
An uncontrolled search path element vulnerability has been identified which
could be exploited by placing a specially crafted DLL file in the search
path. If the malicious DLL is loaded prior to the valid DLL, an attacker
could execute arbitrary code on the system.
CVE-2017-14010 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS
v3 base score of 8.8 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is
Karn Ganeshen reported this vulnerability to ICS-CERT.
Critical Infrastructure Sectors: Critical Manufacturing
Countries/Areas Deployed: Europe
Company Headquarters Location: Switzerland
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International Callers: (208) 526-0900
For industrial control systems security information and incident reporting:
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