PT-2016-04: Cross-Site Request Forgery in Advantech WebAccess
Version: 8.0 and earlier
Severity level: Medium
Impact: Cross-Site Request Forgery
Access Vector: Remote
Base Score: 6.8
Advantech WebAccess is a browser-based software package for human-machine interfaces HMI, and supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA. It is used to automate complex industrial processes for situations where remote operations are needed.
The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected a Cross-Site Request Forgery vulnerability in Advantech WebAccess.
Vulnerability in Advantech WebAccess before 8.1 allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks and hijack the authentication of arbitrary users using specific scripts that imitate trusted accounts.
How to fix
Update your software up to the latest version
15.12.2014 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
14.01.2016 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
10.03.2016 - Public disclosure
The vulnerability was detected by Mikhail Firstov and Ilya Karpov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)
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