Omron CX-Supervisor (Update A)
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- CVSS v3 8.8
- ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low skill level to exploit
- Vendor: Omron
- Equipment: CX-Supervisor
- Vulnerability: Use of Obsolete Function
2. UPDATE INFORMATION
This updated advisory is a follow-up to the original advisory titled ICSA-19-318-04 Omron CX-Supervisor that was published November 14, 2019, on the ICS webpage on us-cert.gov.
3. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in information disclosure, total compromise of the system, and system unavailability.
4. TECHNICAL DETAILS
4.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of both “Full Development” and “Runtime Only” packages of Omron’s SCADA and HMI package CX-Supervisor are affected:
- CX-Supervisor Versions 3.5 (12) and prior
4.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
4.2.1 USE OF OBSOLETE FUNCTION CWE-477
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Omron CX-Supervisor ships with TeamViewer Version 5.0.8703 QS. This version of TeamViewer is vulnerable to an obsolete function vulnerability that requires user interaction to exploit. Version 5.0.8703 QS of TeamViewer is vulnerable to the items listed at the following location: Version 5.0.8703 QS TeamViewer vulnerabilities.
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CVE-2019-18251 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of 8.8 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H).
- CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Energy
- COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
- COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Japan
Michael DePlante of Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative reported this vulnerability to CISA.
Omron recommends users update to CX-Supervisor Version 3.51 (9). The following link contains Omron’s explanation for the changes and instructions to obtain the update: CX-Supervisor Version 3.51 (9) update.
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 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.
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.
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.
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability.