ICS-CERT: SpecView Directory Traversal Vulnerability

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Infosec Island Admin


ICS-CERT is aware of a public report of a directory traversal vulnerability with proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code affecting SpecView, a supervisory control and data acquisition/human-machine interface (SCADA/HMI) product.

According to this report, a directory traversal vulnerability could occur when a specially crafted request is passed to the web server running on Port 80\TCP. Successful exploitation could result in data leakage. This report was released by Luigi Auriemma without coordination with either the vendor or ICS-CERT.

ICS-CERT has discussed the report with the affected vendor and has asked the vendor to confirm the vulnerability and identify mitigations. ICS-CERT is issuing this alert to provide early notice of the report and identify baseline mitigations for reducing risks to these and other cybersecurity attacks.

The report included vulnerability details and PoC exploit code for the following vulnerability:

Vulnerability Type:  Directory Traversal
Remotely Exploitable:  Yes
Impact:  Data Leakage

Please report any issues affecting control systems in critical infrastructure environments to ICS-CERT.


ICS-CERT is currently coordinating with the vendor to identify mitigations. ICS-CERT recommends that users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of exploitation of these vulnerabilities.

The full ICS-CERT advisory can be found here:

Source:  http://www.us-cert.gov/control_systems/pdf/ICS-ALERT-12-214-01.pdf

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