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[SVE-532476948] Schneider Electric Modicon Modbus Protocol

Date Type Platform Author EDB-ID CVE-ID OSVDB-ID Download App SIS Signature
2017-04-11PLCSchneider ElectricEran Goldstein of CRITIFENCE reported the identified vulnerabilities.N/ACVE-2017-6034 CVE-2017-6032 N/AN/AN/A

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# Schneider Electric Modicon Modbus Protocol
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### VULNERABLE VENDOR
Schneider Electric


### VULNERABLE PRODUCT
Modicon Modbus Protocol



### RESEARCHER
Eran Goldstein of CRITIFENCE


### AFFECTED PRODUCTS

The following versions of Modicon Modbus protocol, which can be used with the Modicon family of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), are affected:

Modicon Modbus protocol, all versions.



### IMPACT

Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an unauthorized remote attacker to capture and replay sensitive commands to PLCs on a network using the Modicon Modbus protocol.



### VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW

AUTHENTICATION BYPASS BY CAPTURE-REPLAY CWE-294
Sensitive information is transmitted in cleartext in the Modicon Modbus protocol, which may allow an attacker to replay the following commands: run, stop, upload, and download.
CVE-2017-6034 has been assigned to this vulnerability.
A CVSS v3 base score of 10.0 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

VIOLATION OF SECURE DESIGN PRINCIPLES CWE-657
The Modicon Modbus protocol has a session-related weakness making it susceptible to brute-force attacks.
CVE-2017-6032 has been assigned to this vulnerability.
A CVSS v3 base score of 5.3 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)





### BACKGROUND

Critical Infrastructure Sectors: Critical Manufacturing, Dams, Defense Industrial Base, Energy, Food and Agriculture, Government Facilities, Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste, Transportation Systems, and Water and Wastewater Systems
Countries/Areas Deployed: Worldwide
Company Headquarters Location: Paris, France
 



### MITIGATION

Schneider Electric has reported that they have introduced compensating controls to limit the exploitability of the identified vulnerabilities in many of the PLCs in the Modicon family.

however, Schneider Electric recommends that users apply security measures to improve resiliency.

Schneider Electric's Momentum M1E controllers (all versions of model 171CBU98090 and all versions of model 171CBU98091) do not have built-in compensating controls to limit the exploitability of the identified vulnerabilities and Schneider Electric instructs users to take the following defensive measures:

Protect access to M1E controllers by a firewall blocking all remote/external access to Port 502.

Schneider Electric reports that Modicon M340, M580, Premium and Quantum users should take one or more of the following defensive measures:

Enable protection based on an authentication to connect to PLC. This method relies on a feature named Application Password. Once enabled, password-based authentication is required whenever a user connects to change their application program.

Enable protection relying on an input (M340, Premium, Quantum) or a key switch in the front panel (Quantum) to reject remote connection or run/stop commands.

and
Enable the "Access Control List protection," where users are able to configure the restricted IP addresses that are pre-authorized to control the PLC.



For additional information, Schneider Electric has released a Cybersecurity Notification, which is available at the following location:

http://www.schneider-electric.com/en/download/document/SEVD-2017-065-01/