Thursday, October 4, 2012

ICS-CERT Publishes Sielco Sistemi Alert

Yesterday DHS ICS-CERT published an alert for the Sielco Sistemi WinLog Lite SCADA product. The alert was based upon an uncoordinated disclosure (with proof of concept code) from FaryadR (a.k.a. Ciph3r) for a structured exception handler vulnerability.

NOTE: ICS-CERT provided the link to the FaryadR disclosure in their alert; I wish they would get consistent with their acknowledgement of the source of disclosures. I strongly vote for their continuing to provide links to the actual disclosures.

According to the alert this vulnerability would allow an attacker with physical access to the system to execute arbitrary code. The WinLog Lite product is mainly a demo product for sales purposes, but it can be used to write small (limit of 24 tags) SCADA applications so this is a real vulnerability but not an earth-shaking, critical-infrastructure vulnerability.

The exploit code does seem to be a little on the complex side for such a minor system. I’m wondering if FaryadR is working on a similar exploit of the WinLog Pro product. That would make this disclosure a friendly warning.

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