PT-2014-19: Multiple Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Wonderware Information Server

Vulnerable software

Wonderware Information Server
Version: 4.0 SP1 Portal, 4.5 Portal, 5.0 Portal, and 5.5 Portal

Link:
http://www.invensys.com/

Severity level

Severity level: Medium
Impact: Cross-Site Scripting
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 4.3
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVE: CVE-2014-5397

Software description

Wonderware Information Server aggregates and presents plant performance metrics and production data to operations, maintenance and engineering personnel, via an easy to implement web solution. Wonderware Information Server as well as Wonderware Intouch HMI are the part of a unified solution for building ArchestrA System Platform SCADA- and HMI-systems. This solution is used by personnel of nuclear power plants, chemical plants and other critically important objects.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected multiple Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities in Wonderware Information Server.

WIS fails to validate, filter, or encode user input before returning it to a user’s web client, which allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML.

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Advisory status

01.04.2014 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
26.08.2014 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
05.09.2014 - Public disclosure

Credits

The vulnerabilities were detected by Dmitry Serebryannikov, Timur Yunusov, and Sergey Gordeychik, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)

References

http://en.securitylab.ru/lab/PT-2014-19
https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/advisories/ICSA-14-238-02

Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:

http://www.ptsecurity.com/research/advisory/
http://en.securitylab.ru/lab/

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