PT-2016-05: Arbitrary Code Execution in Advantech WebAccess
(PT-2016-05) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
Arbitrary Code Execution in Advantech WebAccess
Version: 8.0 and earlier
Severity level: High
Impact: Arbitrary Code Execution
Access Vector: Remote
Base Score: 6.8
Advantech WebAccess is a browser-based software package for human-machine interfaces HMI, and supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA. It is used to automate complex industrial processes for situations where remote operations are needed.
The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected an Arbitrary Code Execution vulnerability in Advantech WebAccess.
A browser plug-in for Advantech WebAccess before 8.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
How to fix
Update your software up to the latest version
15.12.2014 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
14.01.2016 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
10.03.2016 - Public disclosure
The vulnerability was detected by Alexey Osipov and Mikhail Firstov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)
Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:
About Positive Technologies
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*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+