1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CVSS v3 7.8
- ATTENTION: Low skill level to exploit
- Vendor: Siemens
- Equipment: LOGO! Soft Comfort
- Vulnerability: Deserialization of Untrusted Data
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code if the attacker tricks a legitimate user into opening a manipulated project.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
Siemens reports that the vulnerability affects the following engineering software to configure and program LOGO! controllers:
- LOGO! Soft Comfort: All versions
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
The vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code if the attacker tricks a legitimate user into opening a manipulated project. In order to exploit the vulnerability, a valid user must open a manipulated project file.
- CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Commercial Facilities, Transportation Systems
- COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
- COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Germany
axt working with iDefense Labs reported this vulnerability to Siemens.
Siemens recommends that users only open projects from trusted sources.
As a general security measure, Siemens strongly recommends protecting network access to devices with appropriate mechanisms. In order to operate the devices in a protected IT environment, Siemens recommends configuring the environment according to Siemens’ operational guidelines for industrial security and following the recommendations in the product manuals.
Additional information on industrial security by Siemens can be found at:
For further inquiries on security vulnerabilities in Siemens products and solutions, please contact Siemens ProductCERT:
For more information on this vulnerability and associated software updates, please see Siemens security advisory SSA-102144 on their website:
NCCIC recommends users take the following measures to protect themselves from social engineering attacks:
- Do not click web links or open unsolicited attachments in email messages.
- Refer to Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams for more information on avoiding email scams.
- Refer to Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information on social engineering attacks.
NCCIC reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
NCCIC 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 on the ICS-CERT website in the Technical Information Paper, ICS-TIP-12-146-01B–Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation Strategies.
Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their established internal procedures and report their findings to NCCIC for tracking and correlation against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability. This vulnerability is not exploitable remotely.