ICS Advisory (ICSA-19-134-03)

Siemens LOGO! Soft Comfort

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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

3.2.1    DESERIALIZATION OF UNTRUSTED DATA CWE-502

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.

CVE-2019-10924 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of 7.8 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H).

3.3 BACKGROUND

  • CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Commercial Facilities, Transportation Systems
  • COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
  • COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Germany

3.4 RESEARCHER

axt working with iDefense Labs reported this vulnerability to Siemens.

4. MITIGATIONS

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:

https://www.siemens.com/industrialsecurity

For further inquiries on security vulnerabilities in Siemens products and solutions, please contact Siemens ProductCERT:

https://www.siemens.com/cert/advisories

For more information on this vulnerability and associated software updates, please see Siemens security advisory SSA-102144 on their website:

https://www.siemens.com/cert/advisories

NCCIC recommends users take the following measures to protect themselves from 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.


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