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AREVA e-terrahabitat SCADA systems vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Note VU#337569

Original Release Date: 2009-02-05 | Last Revised: 2009-02-17


AREVA e-terrahabitat contains multiple vulnerabilities.


AREVA e-terrahabitat is a core component of the Energy Management system that provides real-time data and process management services. e-terrahabitat contains vulnerabilities, including a buffer overflow. For more information on these issues AREVA customers should review the following issues in AREVA T&D Security Bulletin - ATD-08-002:

    • PD28578 Buffer Overflow Vulnerability in e-terrahabitat MLF application
    • PD32018 Denial of Service Vulnerability in e-terrahabitat WebFGServer application
    • PD32020 Denial of Service Vulnerability in e-terrahabitat WebFGServer application
    • PD32021 Denial of Service Vulnerability in e-terrahabitat NETIO application
    • PD32022 Privilege Escalation in e-terrahabitat WebFGServer application
Note that these issues affect versions 5.7 and earlier.


An unauthenticated attacker may be able to gain access with the privileges of the e-terrahabitat account or an administrator account and execute arbitrary commands, or cause a vulnerable system to crash.


Apply Patch
Users of e-terrahabitat version 5.5, 5.6, and 5.7 should apply the e-terrahabitat_560_P20081030_SEC patch immediately.


Users of affected software with versions 5.4 and earlier are encouraged to upgrade to 5.6 or above.

Intrusion Detection

According to AREVA T&D Security Bulletin - ATD-08-002:

Strong network perimeter access controls can reduce the potential avenues of attack. In cooperation with AREVA, the US Department of Homeland (DHS) Security Control Systems Security Program (CSSP) developed Snort based network intrusion detection signatures that are available for AREVA customer use only to detect attempts to exploit vulnerabilities within the WebFGServer. Due to unique system configuration dependencies, the signatures must be tuned to your specific environment. Please contact AREVA to obtain these signatures. DHS and AREVA cannot provide support for the signatures at this time.
Restrict Access

Limit network access to hosts that require connections to the portal. Do not allow access to the portal from untrusted networks such as the internet.

Vendor Information


AREVA T&D Affected

Updated:  February 03, 2009

Statement Date:   February 03, 2009



Vendor Statement

AREVA has issued a security patch for e-terrahabitat  versions 5.5, 5.6, and 5.7. Customers have been notified of the vulnerabilities and remediation. To obtain the security patch please contact your vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 0 AV:--/AC:--/Au:--/C:--/I:--/A:--
Temporal 0 E:ND/RL:ND/RC:ND
Environmental 0 CDP:ND/TD:ND/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



This vulnerability was reported in AREVA T&D Security Bulletin - ATD-08-002. AREVA credits Eyal Udassin and Jonathan Afek of C4, Idaho National Labs, and Department of Homeland Security Control Systems Security Program (DHS CSSP) with discovering and verifying these issues.

This document was written by Chris Taschner.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2009-0210, CVE-2009-0211, CVE-2009-0212, CVE-2009-0213, CVE-2009-0214
Severity Metric: 0.95
Date Public: 2009-02-05
Date First Published: 2009-02-05
Date Last Updated: 2009-02-17 22:29 UTC
Document Revision: 26

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