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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (ICSA-18-270-04) Delta Electronics Delta Industrial
1 October 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Delta Electronics Delta Industrial Automation PMSoft
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2018-14824
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Delta Electronics Delta Industrial Automation PMSoft
Original release date: September 27, 2018
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 4.3
o ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low skill level to exploit
o Vendor: Delta Electronics
o Equipment: Delta Industrial Automation PMSoft
o Vulnerability: Out-of-Bounds Read
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to read
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of Delta Industrial Automation PMSoft, a software
development tool for motion controllers, are affected:
o Delta Industrial Automation PMSoft v2.11 or prior.
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 OUT-OF-BOUNDS READ CWE-125
An out-of-bounds read vulnerability can be executed when processing project
files, which may allow an attacker to read confidential information.
CVE-2018-14824 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
4.3 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L
o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Critical Manufacturing
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Taiwan
Mat Powell of Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative, reported this vulnerability to
Delta Electronics recommends affected users update to at least PMSoft v2.12,
which was made available as of September 18, 2018, or the latest available
version. This update can be found for download at the following location:
NCCIC recommends users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of
exploitation of this vulnerability. Specifically, users should:
o Minimize network exposure for all control system devices and/or systems,
and ensure that they are not accessible from the Internet.
o Locate control system networks and remote devices behind firewalls, and
isolate them from the business network.
o 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.
NCCIC reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk
assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
NCCIC 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
on the ICS-CERT website in the Technical Information Paper,
ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation
Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their
established internal procedures and report their findings to NCCIC for tracking
and correlation against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability.
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