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Schneider Electric Patches Flaw in Pelco Video Management Software

Energy management company Schneider Electric has released a patch to address a serious vulnerability affecting Pelco DS-NVs, a video management software used worldwide in the commercial facilities industry and other sectors.

Pelco by Schneider Electric

Security researchers Ariele Caltabiano and Andrea Micalizzi discovered that the product is plagued by a high severity buffer overflow vulnerability that can be exploited by a remote attacker for arbitrary code execution. The experts reported their findings to Schneider Electric through HP’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) said in an advisory.

The flaw, which exists in a DLL file used by the product, has been assigned the CVE-2015-0982 identifier and a CVSS base score of 7.5.

The bug affects Pelco DS-NVs version 7.6.32 and earlier, and it can be exploited even by an attacker with low skill. Schneider Electric has released version 7.8.90 of the product to resolve the vulnerability.

“Schneider Electric would like to thank Ariele Caltabiano (kimiya) and Andrea Micalizzi (rgod) working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative for their discovery and cooperation during this vulnerability disclosure process,” Schneider wrote in its own advisory.

ICS-CERT says it’s unaware of public exploits specifically targeting this vulnerability.

This isn’t the first patch released by Schneider Electric this year. In January, the company released software updates to address vulnerabilities in Wonderware InTouch Access Anywhere Server. Last month, the energy giant fixed vulnerabilities affecting Invensys SRD Control Valve Positioners, InduSoft Web Studio, and the the InTouch Machine Edition 2014 product line.

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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.