1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- CVSS v3 9.3
- ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low attack complexity
- Vendor: LCDS—Leão Consultoria e Desenvolvimento de Sistemas Ltda ME
- Equipment: LAquis SCADA
- Vulnerability: Cross-site Scripting
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to access sensitive information or execute arbitrary code.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of LAquis SCADA are affected:
- Versions 188.8.131.521 and prior
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
When a non-existent resource is requested, the application returns error messages which may allow reflected cross-site scripting.
- CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Chemical, Commercial Facilities, Energy, Food and Agriculture, Transportation Systems, Water and Wastewater Systems
- COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: South America
- COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Brazil
Michael Heinzl reported this vulnerability to CISA.
LCDS recommends users update to Version 184.108.40.2069 or later.
CISA recommends users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of exploitation of this vulnerability. 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 VPNs may have vulnerabilities and should be updated to the most current version available. Also recognize VPN is only as secure as its connected devices.
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.cisa.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.cisa.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.