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