Denial of service in Mitsubishi Electric MELSEC iQ-R, iQ-F, Q, L and F series



Published: 2020-04-06
Risk Medium
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-5527
CWE-ID CWE-400
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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MELSEC iQ-R series
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc

MELSEC iQ-F series
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc

MELSEC Q series
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc

MELSEC L series
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc

MELSEC F series
Hardware solutions / Routers & switches, VoIP, GSM, etc

Vendor Mitsubishi Electric

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Resource exhaustion

EUVDB-ID: #VU26602

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-5527

CWE-ID: CWE-400 - Uncontrolled Resource Consumption ('Resource Exhaustion')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to improper resource management. A remote attacker can send large amounts of data to the MELSOFT transmission port, trigger resource exhaustion and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

MELSEC iQ-R series: All versions

MELSEC iQ-F series: All versions

MELSEC Q series: All versions

MELSEC L series: All versions

MELSEC F series: All versions


CPE2.3 External links

http://jvn.jp/en/vu/JVNVU91553662/index.html
http://www.mitsubishielectric.com/en/psirt/vulnerability/pdf/2019-005_en.pdf

Q & A

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