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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- CVSS v3 5.5
- ATTENTION: Low skill level to exploit
- Vendor: Siemens
- Equipment: LOGO! 8 BM
- Vulnerability: Improper Handling of Exceptional Conditions
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition if a user is tricked into loading a malicious project file.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of LOGO! 8, a programmable logic controller, are affected:
- LOGO! 8 BM (incl. SIPLUS variants): All versions
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
Control logic (CL) the LOGO! 8 could be manipulated in a way to cause the device executing the CL to improperly handle the manipulation and crash, resulting in a denial-of-service condition. The device must then be manually reset.
- CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Commercial Facilities, Transportation Systems
- COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
- COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Germany
Max Bäumler reported this vulnerability to Siemens.
Siemens has identified the following specific workarounds and mitigations users can apply to reduce the risk:
- Siemens recommends limiting the possibilities to execute untrusted code if possible.
As a general security measure, Siemens strongly recommends protecting network access to devices with appropriate mechanisms. In order to operate the devices in a protected IT environment, Siemens recommends configuring the environment according to Siemens’ operational guidelines for industrial security and following the recommendations in the product manuals.
Additional information on industrial security for Siemens devices can be found at: https://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity
For more information, please see Siemens Security Advisory SSA-783481
CISA also recommends users take the following measures to protect themselves from social engineering attacks:
- Do not click web links or open unsolicited attachments in email messages.
- Refer to Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams for more information on avoiding email scams.
- Refer to Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information on social engineering attacks.
CISA reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
CISA also provides a section for control systems security recommended practices on the ICS webpage on us-cert.cisa.gov. Several recommended practices are available for reading and download, including Improving Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity with Defense-in-Depth Strategies.
Additional mitigation guidance and recommended practices are publicly available on the ICS webpage on us-cert.cisa.gov in the Technical Information Paper, ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation Strategies.
Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their established internal procedures and report their findings to CISA for tracking and correlation against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability. This vulnerability is not exploitable remotely.
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