ESB-2017.3112 - [Appliance] Siemens Industrial Products: Denial of service - Remote/unauthenticated 2017-12-06

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           Advisory (ICSA-17-339-01) Siemens Industrial Products
                              6 December 2017


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Siemens Industrial Products
Publisher:         ICS-CERT
Operating System:  Network Appliance
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-12741  

Original Bulletin:

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Advisory (ICSA-17-339-01)

Siemens Industrial Products

Original release date: December 05, 2017

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CVSS v3 7.5

ATTENTION: Remotely exploitable/low skill level to exploit.

Vendor: Siemens

Equipment: Industrial products

Vulnerability: Improper Input Validation


Siemens reports the vulnerability affects the following industrial products:

SIMATIC S7-200 Smart: All versions prior to V2.03.01,

SIMATIC S7-400 PN V6: All versions prior to V6.0.6,

SIMATIC S7-400 H V6: All versions,

SIMATIC S7-400 PN/DP V7: All versions,

SIMATIC S7-410 V8: All versions,

SIMATIC S7-300: All versions,

SIMATIC S7-1200: All versions,

SIMATIC S7-1500: All versions,

SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller: All versions,

SIMATIC WinAC RTX 2010 incl. F: All versions,

SIMATIC ET 200 Interface modules for PROFINET IO:

SIMATIC ET 200AL: All versions,

SIMATIC ET 200ecoPN: All versions,

SIMATIC ET 200M: All versions,

SIMATIC ET 200MP: All versions,

SIMATIC ET 200pro: All versions,

SIMATIC ET 200S: All versions, and

SIMATIC ET 200SP: All versions.

Development/Evaluation Kits for PROFINET IO:

DK Standard Ethernet Controller: All versions,

EK-ERTEC 200P: All versions prior to V4.5, and

EK-ERTEC 200 PN IO: All versions.

SIMOTION Firmware:

SIMOTION D: All versions prior to V5.1 HF1,

SIMOTION C: All versions prior to V5.1 HF1, and

SIMOTION P: All versions prior to V5.1 HF1.


SINAMICS DCM: All versions,

SINAMICS DCP: All versions,

SINAMICS G110M / G120(C/P/D) w. PN: All versions prior to V4.7 SP9 HF1,

SINAMICS G130 and G150: All versions,

SINAMICS S110 w. PN: All versions,

SINAMICS S120: All versions,


V4.7: All versions, and

V4.8: All versions.

SINAMICS V90 w. PN: All versions.

SINUMERIK 840D sl: All versions,

SIMATIC Compact Field Unit: All versions,

SIMATIC PN/PN Coupler: All versions,

SIMOCODE pro V PROFINET : All versions, and

SIRIUS Soft starter 3RW44 PN: All versions.


Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to 
conduct a denial-of-service (DoS) attack.


Siemens has provided firmware updates for the following products to fix the 

SIMATIC S7-200 Smart: Update to V2.03.01: (link is 

SIMATIC S7-400 PN V6: Update to V6.0.6: (link is 

EK-ERTEC 200P: Update to V4.5: (link is 

SIMOTION D: Update to V5.1 HF1: (link is external)

SIMOTION C: Update to V5.1 HF1: (link is external)

SIMOTION P320-4: Update to V5.1 HF1:

Please contact a Siemens representative for information on how to obtain the 

SINAMICS G110M / G120(C/P/D): Update to V4.7 SP9 HF1: (link is 

Siemens is preparing further updates and recommends the following mitigations
until patches are available:

Disable SNMP if this is supported by the product (refer to the product 
documentation). Disabling SNMP fully mitigates the vulnerability

Protect network access to Port 161/UDP of affected devices

Apply cell protection concept

Use VPN for protecting network communication between cells

Apply Defense-in-Depth

Siemens recommends users configure the operational environment according to 
Siemens Operational Guidelines for Industrial Security: (link
is external)

For more information on the vulnerability and more detailed mitigation 
instructions, please see Siemens Security Advisory SSA-346262 at the following
location: (link is external)

NCCIC/ICS-CERT recommends that users take defensive measures to minimize the 
risk of exploitation of this vulnerability. ICS-CERT reminds organizations to
perform proper impact analysis and risk assessment prior to deploying 
defensive measures.

ICS-CERT also provides a section for control systems security recommended 
practices on the ICS-CERT web page. 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 in the ICSCERT Technical Information Paper, 
ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation 
Strategies, that is available for download from the ICS-CERT web site.

Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their 
established internal procedures and report their findings to ICS-CERT for 
tracking and correlation against other incidents.

No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability.



Specially crafted packets sent to Port 161/UDP could cause a denial-of-service
condition. The affected devices must be restarted manually.

CVE-2017-12741 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score 
of 7.5 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is 


George Lashenko of CyberX reported the vulnerability to Siemens.


Critical Infrastructure Sectors: Commercial Facilities, Critical 
Manufacturing, Energy, Food and Agriculture, Water and Wastewater Systems

Countries/Areas Deployed: Worldwide

Company Headquarters Location: Germany

Contact Information

For any questions related to this report, please contact the NCCIC at:

Email: (link sends e-mail)

Toll Free: 1-888-282-0870

For industrial control systems cybersecurity information:

or incident reporting:

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