WonderWare InTouch 8.0 slssvc.exe resource management

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A vulnerability has been found in WonderWare InTouch 8.0 and classified as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown code block of the file slssvc.exe. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. As an impact it is known to affect availability. CVE summarizes:

The SuiteLink Service (aka slssvc.exe) in WonderWare SuiteLink before 2.0 Patch 01, as used in WonderWare InTouch 8.0, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and service shutdown) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a large length value in a Registration packet to TCP port 5413, which causes a memory allocation failure.

The bug was discovered 05/05/2008. The weakness was published 05/06/2008 by CORE Security (Basti) with CORE Security Technologies as confirmed advisory (CERT.org). The advisory is available at kb.cert.org. This vulnerability was named CVE-2008-2005 since 04/28/2008. The exploitation appears to be easy. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details and also a public exploit are known.

A public exploit has been developed in Ruby. It is possible to download the exploit at securityfocus.com. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Upgrading to version 8.0 eliminates this vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 6186.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (42221) and Exploit-DB (6474).




CPE 2.3info

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.8

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Upgrade: InTouch 8.0
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Advisory: kb.cert.org
Researcher: CORE Security (Basti)
Organization: CORE Security Technologies
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2008-2005 (🔍)
X-Force: 42221
SecurityTracker: 1019966
Vulnerability Center: 22653 - WonderWare SuiteLink and InTouch Remote DoS Vulnerability via TCP Port 5413, Medium
SecurityFocus: 28974 - Wonderware SuiteLink 'slssvc.exe' Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 30063
OSVDB: 44801 - WonderWare - SuiteLink - 'slssvc.exe' Remote Denial of Service Issue

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013


Created: 03/16/2015 05:00 PM
Updated: 09/06/2019 04:40 PM
Changes: 03/16/2015 05:00 PM (68), 09/06/2019 04:40 PM (11)
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