PT-2018-15: Arbitrary Code Execution in Schneider Electric's Modicon Quantum
(PT-2018-15) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
Arbitrary Code Execution in Schneider Electric's Modicon Quantum
Version: all versions
Severity level: High
Impact: Arbitrary Code Execution
Access Vector: Remote
Base Score: 8.8
The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected an Arbitrary Code Execution vulnerability in Schneider Electric's Modicon Quantum.
A vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial of service, or load a malicious firmware via an FTP command used to upgrade the firmware of the module.
How to fix
Use the vendor's advisory:
28.04.2017 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
22.03.2018 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
03.09.2018 - Public disclosure
The vulnerability was detected by Kirill Chernyshov, Alexey Stennikov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)
Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:
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