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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20120302

Beckhoff TwinCAT Scope View File Processing Vulnerability

Date Disclosed:
3/2/2012

Date Patched:
Patch Not Yet Available

Vendor:
Beckhoff Automation GmbH

Affected Software:

  • TwinCAT 2.x

Description:
TwinCAT contains a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability within TCatScopeView.exe, when parsing SVW (Scope View) files. Successful exploitation may allow an attacker to arbitrarily execute code within the context of the currently logged on user. 

Severity:
High

Code Execution:
Yes.

Impact:

Remote Code Execution
Exploitation of this vulnerability is possible through the use of methods like drive-by attacks. Remote attackers who successfully exploit this vulnerability will be able to execute code on the vulnerable system with the same rights as the currently logged on user.

Mitigation:
No mitigation is currently available. 

Protection:
eEye's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.

  • 15981 - Beckhoff TwinCAT Scope View Vulnerability (Zero-Day)

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Status:
2.3.2012 - Public information released

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