CYBER SECURITY ADVISORY – Panel Builder 800,Improper input validation vulnerability (CVE-2018-10616)

Retrospectively cyber attack encountered on Nuclear power facility in past. The SCADA system facilities vendor are working hard to hardening their device and provided cyber security advisory. An cyber security alert announced by ABB that a software engineering tool for configure Panel 800 has vulnerability occurs. ABB Panel Builder 800 all versions has an improper input validation vulnerability which may allow an attacker to insert and run arbitrary code on a computer where the affected product is used. However the vulnerabilites indicated that theattacker could create a specially crafted file and try to trick a person using the Panel Builder 800 to open this file (see below hyperlink – technical note)

Perhaps the techincal limitation sometimes was happened in their fundemental design. See Alert B in attached diagram. Since panel 800 is a Intel CPU base with Windows CE OS. My concern is that It is not known whether Intel XScale or Marvell Feroceon cores are affected by these issues (Meltdown and Spectre)? But no worries, tomorrow will be a better day!


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