Fuji Electric Monitouch V-SFT
ICSA： ICS Advisory (ICSA-17-222-04)
CVSS v3 7.3
ATTENTION: Remotely exploitable/low skill level to exploit.
Vendor: Fuji Electric
Equipment: Monitouch V-SFT
Vulnerabilities: Stack-Based Buffer Overflow, Heap-Based Buffer Overflow, Improper Privilege Management
The following versions of Monitouch V-SFT, a screen configuration software, are affected:
- Monitouch V-SFT, versions prior to Version 184.108.40.206
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution or cause the software that the attacker is accessing to crash. The improper privilege management vulnerability could allow an attacker with local access to escalate privileges.
Fuji Electric has released a new version of Monitouch V-SFT, Version 220.127.116.11, to fix these vulnerabilities. Users can download the update at the following location:
NCCIC/ICS-CERT recommends that users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of exploitation of these vulnerabilities. Specifically, users should:
- Minimize network exposure for all control system devices and/or systems, and ensure that they are not accessible from the Internet.
- Locate control system networks and remote devices behind firewalls, and isolate them from the business network.
- When remote access is required, use secure methods, such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), recognizing that VPNs may have vulnerabilities and should be updated to the most current version available. Also recognize that VPN is only as secure as the connected devices.
ICS-CERT reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
ICS-CERT also provides a section for control systems security recommended practices on the ICS-CERT web page. Several recommended practices are available for reading and download, including Improving Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity with Defense-in-Depth Strategies.
Additional mitigation guidance and recommended practices are publicly available in the ICS‑CERT Technical Information Paper, ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation Strategies, that is available for download from the ICS-CERT web site.
Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their established internal procedures and report their findings to ICS-CERT for tracking and correlation against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target these vulnerabilities.
The stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability has been identified, which may cause a crash or allow remote code execution.
A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability has been identified, which may cause a crash or allow remote code execution.
Monitouch V-SFT is installed in a directory with weak access controls by default, which could allow an authenticated attacker with local access to escalate privileges.
Independent researchers Fritz Sands and kimiya working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative identified these vulnerabilities.
Critical Infrastructure Sector: Critical Manufacturing, Energy
Countries/Areas Deployed: Worldwide
Company Headquarters Location: Japan