Vulnerability Note VU#296593

NETxAutomation NETxEIB OPC Server fails to properly validate OPC server handles

Original Release date: 22 Mar 2007 | Last revised: 26 Mar 2007


The NETxAutomation NETxEIB OPC Server contains a vulnerability that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitary code or cause a denial-of-service.


OLE for Process Control (OPC) is a specification for a standard set of OLE COM objects for use in the process control and manufacturing fields. OPC servers are often used in control systems to consolidate field and network device information.

The NETxAutomation NETxEIB OPC Server fails to properly validate server handles. This vulnerability may be triggered by an attacker with access to the server's OPC interface.


An attacker with access to the NETxEIB OPC Server may be able to arbitrarily access server process memory, potentially allowing that attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service.


Apply a Patch or Upgrade
NETxAutomation has released version 3.0.1300 of the NETxEIB OPC Server to address this vulnerability.

NETxAutomation has also released a patch for NETxEIB OPC Server version 3.0 to address this vulnerability.

Contact NETxAutomation for more information.

Restrict Access to the server

Until a fixed version of the server can be deployed, we recommend restricting remote access to the server to only trusted hosts by using firewalls or only connecting them to private networks.

Systems Affected (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
NETxAutomationAffected13 Jan 200720 Mar 2007
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This vulnerability was reported by NeutralBit

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2007-1313
  • Date Public: 12 Jan 2007
  • Date First Published: 22 Mar 2007
  • Date Last Updated: 26 Mar 2007
  • Severity Metric: 4.50
  • Document Revision: 21


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