PT-2014-49: Stack-based buffer overflow in Honeywell EPKS

(PT-2014-49) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
Stack-based buffer overflow in Honeywell EPKS

Vulnerable software

Honeywell EPKS
Version: R311

Link:
http://honeywell.com/

Severity level

Severity level: High
Impact: Remote code execution, denial of service
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 9.3
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVE: not assigned

Software description

Honeywell Experion PKS is a cost-effective open control and safety system that expands the role of distributed control. Experion provides a safe, robust, scalable, plant-wide system with unprecedented connectivity through all levels of the plant.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected a Stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability in Honeywell EPKS.

Stack-based buffer overflow was discovered in hscodbcn.exe module when using function unmarshallCharArray () for copying data from packet in stack buffer of static size without checking input which could lead to possible remote code execution or denial of service.

How to fix

Update your sofware up to the latest version

Advisory status

06.03.2014 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
02.06.2014 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
18.11.2014 - Public disclosure

Credits

The vulnerability was detected by Alexander Tlyapov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)

References

http://en.securitylab.ru/lab/PT-2014-49

Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:

http://www.ptsecurity.com/research/advisory/
http://en.securitylab.ru/lab/

About Positive Technologies

Positive Technologies is a leading provider of vulnerability assessment, compliance management and threat analysis solutions to more than 1,000 global enterprise clients. Our solutions work seamlessly across your entire business: securing applications in development; assessing your network and application vulnerabilities; assuring compliance with regulatory requirements; and blocking real-time attacks. Our commitment to clients and research has earned Positive Technologies a reputation as one of the foremost authorities on SCADA, Banking, Telecom, Web Application and ERP security, and distinction as the #1 fastest growing Security and Vulnerability Management firm in 2012, as shown in an IDC report*. To learn more about Positive Technologies please visit www.ptsecurity.com

*Source: IDC Worldwide Security and Vulnerability Management 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares, doc #242465, August 2013. Based on year-over-year revenue growth in 2012 for vendors with revenues of $20M+