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Moxa, Vanderbilt Surveillance Products Affected by Serious Flaws

Surveillance products from Moxa and Vanderbilt are affected by several critical and high severity flaws that can be exploited by remote hackers to take control of vulnerable systems.

Moxa SoftCMS vulnerabilities

ICS-CERT has published an advisory describing three serious vulnerabilities affecting Moxa SoftCMS, a central management software designed for large-scale surveillance systems. Gu Ziqiang from Huawei Weiran Labs and Zhou Yu have been credited for finding the security holes.

The most severe of the flaws, with a CVSS score of 9.8, is a SQL injection (CVE-2016-9333) that can be exploited by a remote attacker to access SoftCMS with administrator privileges.

Another flaw, tracked as CVE-2016-8360, is a double free condition that allows an attacker to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) and possibly even execute arbitrary code.

The third vulnerability (CVE-2016-9332) has been described by ICS-CERT as an “improper input validation” issue that can lead to a crash of the application.

ICS-CERT said in its advisory that Moxa patched these security holes with the release of SoftCMS 1.6 on November 10, but the vendor’s release notes show that the latest version only addresses the SQL Injection issue.

A different SQL injection, also discovered by Zhou Yu, was patched by Moxa in its SoftCMS software a couple of months ago with the release of version 1.5. Versions 1.3 and 1.4, released last year, also fixed potentially serious flaws found by security researchers.

Vulnerabilities in Siemens-branded Vanderbilt CCTV cameras

Siemens and ICS-CERT informed users that several Siemens-branded Vanderbilt IP cameras are affected by a vulnerability (CVE-2016-9155) that allows an attacker with network access to obtain administrative credentials using specially crafted requests. Updates have been released by Vanderbilt for each of the affected products.

Vanderbilt Industries completed the acquisition of Siemens’ security products business in June 2015. Since the affected CCTV cameras are Siemens-branded products, the German engineering giant has published a security advisory on its own website.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.