Vecna Clears VGo Robot Holes

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 06:04 PM gHale

Vecna Technologies, Inc. (Vecna) has an update to mitigate OS command injection and cleartext transmission of sensitive information vulnerabilities in its VGo Robot, according to a report with ICS-CERT.

Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities, discovered by Dan Regalado from Zingbox, could allow an attacker to capture firmware updates through network traffic and could allow remote code execution on the VGo Robot, a mobile robotic assistant.

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The vulnerabilities are exploitable from an adjacent network.

VGo Robot: All versions prior to 3.0.3.52164 suffer from the vulnerabilities.

An attacker on an adjacent network could perform command injection.

CVE-2018-8866 is the case number assigned to this vulnerability, which has a CVSS v3 base score of 8.8.

In addition, an attacker may be able to capture firmware updates through the adjacent network. 

CVE-2018-8860 is the case number assigned to this vulnerability which has a CVSS v3 base score of 6.5.

The product sees use mainly in the communications sector. It also sees action on a global basis.

No known public exploits specifically target these vulnerabilities.

Vecna released a recommended update to mitigate the vulnerabilities. Vecna recommends the following update process:
• By default, VGo has automatic updates enabled so all updates are performed automatically when Internet access is available. If the VGo is powered off or in use, a message will appear on the screen asking if it can be updated when the VGo is next used.
• If a VGo unit has automatic updates turned off, the update will not be downloaded (however, a notice about the update will be displayed on the VGo’s screen). Vecna recommends automatic updates be turned on. Select “settings” from the main menu then “advanced settings” then “automatic updates.”



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