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Omron addressed multiple flaws in its CX-Supervisor product

The electronics firm Omron released a security update to address flaws in its CX-Supervisor product that can be exploited DoS attacks and remote code execution.

CX-Supervisor allows to rapidly create human-machine interfaces (HMIs) for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems thanksto the availability of a large number of predefined functions and libraries. The software is widely adopted in multiple industries, mainly in the energy sector.

The vulnerabilities were reported through Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI). by the security expert Esteban Ruiz of Source Incite. One of the vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2018-19027 received a “high” severity rating.

The CVE-2018-19027 flaw affects the CX-One products, the flaw was reported to the vendor on 2018-07-02 while it was publicly disclosed on 2019-01-14.

“This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of OMRON CX-One CX-Protocol. User interaction is...(continued)

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