Siemens Multiple Products Vulnerabilities Threat Alert

Siemens Multiple Products Vulnerabilities Threat Alert

April 25, 2019 | Mina Hao

Overview

On April 9, local time, Siemens officially released a security advisory, announcing the fix of vulnerabilities of different risk levels in a spectrum of products such as SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture (SIMATIC WinCC OA), Spectrum Power, and RUGGEDCOM RXO II. Of all these vulnerabilities, two have a CVSS v3.0 base score of 10.

For details about all these vulnerabilities, refer to the security advisory at the following link:

https://new.siemens.com/global/en/products/services/cert.html#SecurityPublications

High-Risk Vulnerabilities

SIMATIC WinCC OA Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2018-3991)

SIMATIC WinCC OA contains a vulnerability (CVE-2018-3991) due to improper access control of TCP port 22347. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in a heap overflow which potentially triggers arbitrary code execution.

CVSS v3.0 Base Score 10.0

  • Affected versions:
    • SIMATIC WinCC OA Version 3.14 < P025
    • SIMATIC WinCC OA Version 3.15 < P018
    • SIMATIC WinCC OA Version 3.16 < P007
  • Unaffected versions:
    • SIMATIC WinCC OA Version 3.14 PO25
    • SIMATIC WinCC OA Version 3.15 PO18
    • SIMATIC WinCC OA Version 3.16 P007

Solution

Siemens has released patches to fix the preceding vulnerabilities. For more information, visit the following link:

https://cert-portal.siemens.com/productcert/pdf/ssa-844562.pdf

Spectrum Power 4.7 Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2019-6579)

An attacker with access to TCP port 80 or 443 could execute system commands with administrative privileges.

CVSS v3.0 Base Score 10.0

  • Affected versions:
    • Spectrum Power 4 with Web Office Portal suffers from this issue.

Solution

Siemens has released patches for the affected product. For details, visit the following link:

https://cert-portal.siemens.com/productcert/pdf/ssa-324467.pdf

RUGGEDCOM ROX II – CVE-2018-5379

Certain releases of the Quagga BGP daemon (bgpd) can double-free memory when processing certain forms of UPDATE message, containing cluster-list and/or unknown attributes.  A successful attack could cause a denial of service or potentially allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

CVSS v3.0 Base Score 9.8

  • Affected versions:
    • RUGGEDCOM ROX II version < V2.13.0
  • Unaffected versions:
    • RUGGEDCOM ROX II version V2.13.0

Solution

Siemens has released patches for the affected product. For details, visit the following link:

https://cert-portal.siemens.com/productcert/pdf/ssa-451142.pdf

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