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ZDI-12-033 : ABB WebWare RobNetScanHost.exe Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

From: ZDI Disclosures (zdi-disclosurestippingpoint.com)
Date: Wed Feb 22 2012 - 13:57:17 CST

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ZDI-12-033 : ABB WebWare RobNetScanHost.exe Remote Code Execution
February 22, 2012

- -- CVE ID:

- -- CVSS:
10, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

- -- Affected Vendors:


- -- Affected Products:

ABB WebWare

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- -- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of ABB WebWare. Authentication is not required
to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within RobNetScanHost.exe and its parsing of
network packets accepted on port 5512. The parsing of 'Netscan' packets
with opcodes 0xE and 0xA are vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow
with a fixed allocation of 20 bytes. This vulnerability can be exploited
to execute arbitrary code in the context of the service process

- -- Vendor Response:

ABB has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can
be found at:


- -- Disclosure Timeline:
2011-10-10 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2012-02-22 - Coordinated public release of advisory

- -- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Luigi Auriemma

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