Schneider Electric created a patch for an unsafe ActiveX control vulnerability in its SoMachine software, according to a report with ICS-CERT.

Andrea Micalizzi reported this remotely exploitable vulnerability to the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) who then reported it to ICS‑CERT.

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SoMachine HVAC-Application Version 2.0.2 and previous suffer from the issue.

An exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code.

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Schneider Electric’s corporate headquarters is in Paris, France, and it maintains offices in more than 100 countries worldwide.

The affected product, SoMachine, is software for developing, configuring, and commissioning a machine in a single software environment, including logic, motion control, HMI, and related network automation functions. SoMachine sees action in the commercial facilities sector. Schneider Electric said this product sees use on a global basis.

An ActiveX control appears intended for restricted use, but it ended up marked as safe-for-scripting.

CVE-2016-4529 is the case number assigned to this vulnerability, which has a CVSS v3 base score of 7.3.

No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability. However, an attacker with a low skill would be able to exploit this vulnerability.

Schneider Electric released a patch that resolves the vulnerability.

Click here for Schneider Electric’s security notice SEVD-2016-161-01.

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