Remote code execution in Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200 and S7-1500 CPU Families



Published: 2021-05-31
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-15782
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller CPU 1515SP PC2
Server applications / SCADA systems

SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller
Server applications / SCADA systems

SIMATIC S7-PLCSIM Advanced
Server applications / SCADA systems

SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller CPU 1515SP PC
Hardware solutions / Other hardware appliances

SIMATIC S7-1200
Hardware solutions / Firmware

SIMATIC S7-1500 CPU
Hardware solutions / Firmware

SIMATIC Drive Controller
Hardware solutions / Firmware

Vendor Siemens

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Buffer overflow

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-15782

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error. A remote attacker can trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller CPU 1515SP PC2: All versions

SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller CPU 1515SP PC: All versions

SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller: All versions

SIMATIC S7-1200: before 4.5.0

SIMATIC S7-1500 CPU: before 2.9.2

SIMATIC S7-PLCSIM Advanced: before 4.0

SIMATIC Drive Controller: before 2.9.2

CPE External links

https://cert-portal.siemens.com/productcert/pdf/ssa-434534.pdf

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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