1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- CVSS v3 7.8
- ATTENTION: Low skill level to exploit
- Vendor: Fuji Electric
- Equipment: Alpha5 Smart Loader
- Vulnerability: Stack-based Buffer Overflow
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute code under the privileges of the application.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of Alpha5 Smart Loader, a servo drive, are affected:
- Alpha5 Smart Loader: All versions prior to 4.2
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
Multiple buffer overflow issues have been identified. An attacker could use specially crafted project files to overflow the buffer and execute code under the privileges of the application.
- CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Commercial Facilities, Critical Manufacturing
- COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Europe and Asia
- COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Japan
Natnael Samson (@NattiSamson), working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative, reported this vulnerability to CISA.
Fuji Electric has released Version 4.2 of the Alpha Loader software (login required).
CISA also recommends users take the following measures to protect themselves from social engineering attacks:
- Do not click web links or open unsolicited attachments in email messages.
- Refer to Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams for more information on avoiding email scams.
- Refer to Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information on social engineering attacks.
CISA reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
CISA also provides a section for control systems security recommended practices on the ICS webpage on us-cert.gov. 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 on the ICS webpage on us-cert.gov in the Technical Information Paper, ICS-TIP-12-146-01B–Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation Strategies.
Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their established internal procedures and report their findings to CISA for tracking and correlation against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability. This vulnerability is not exploitable remotely.