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

Vulnerable products

Modicon Quantum
Version: all versions

Link:
https://www.schneider-electric.com/

Severity level

Severity level: High
Impact: Arbitrary Code Execution
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v3:
Base Score: 8.8
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

CVE: CVE-2018-7240

Vulnerability description

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:
https://www.schneider-electric.com/en/download/document/SEVD-2018-081-01/

Advisory status

28.04.2017 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
22.03.2018 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
03.09.2018 - Public disclosure

Credits

The vulnerability was detected by Kirill Chernyshov, Alexey Stennikov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)

References

http://en.securitylab.ru/lab/PT-2018-15
https://www.ptsecurity.com/ww-en/about/news/294214/
https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/advisories/ICSA-18-086-01

Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:

https://www.ptsecurity.com/
https://en.securitylab.ru/lab/

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