ICS Advisory

Siemens KTK, SIDOOR, SIMATIC, and SINAMICS (Update D)

Last Revised
Alert Code
ICSA-20-105-08
As of January 10, 2023, CISA will no longer be updating ICS security advisories for Siemens product vulnerabilities beyond the initial advisory. For the most up-to-date information on vulnerabilities in this advisory, please see Siemens' ProductCERT Security Advisories (CERT Services | Services | Siemens Global).

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • CVSS v3 7.5
  • ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low skill level to exploit
  • Vendor: Siemens
  • Equipment: KTK, SIDOOR, SIMATIC, and SINAMICS
  • Vulnerability: Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

2. UPDATE INFORMATION

This updated advisory is a follow-up to the advisory update titled ICSA-20-105-08 Siemens KTK, SIDOOR, SIMATIC, and SINAMICS (Update C) that was published June 16, 2021, to the ICS webpage on cisa.gov/ics.

3. RISK EVALUATION

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could create a denial-of-service condition.

4. TECHNICAL DETAILS

4.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS

The following Siemens products are affected:

  • Development/Evaluation Kits for PROFINET IO: EK-ERTEC 200: All Versions
  • Development/Evaluation Kits for PROFINET IO: EK-ERTEC 200P: All Versions
  • KTK ATE530S: All versions
  • SIDOOR ATD430W: All versions
  • SIDOOR ATE530S COATED: All versions
  • SIDOOR ATE531S: All versions
  • SIMATIC ET200AL IM157-1 PN: All versions
  • SIMATIC ET200ecoPN, CM 8x IO-Link, M12-L (6ES7148-6JG00-0BB0): Versions 5.1.1 and later
  • SIMATIC ET200ecoPN, DI 8x24VDC, M12-L (6ES7141-6BG00-0BB0): Versions 5.1.1 and later
  • SIMATIC ET200ecoPN, DI 16x24VDC, M12-L (6ES7141-6BH00-0BB0): Versions 5.1.1 and later
  • SIMATIC ET200ecoPN, DIQ 16x24VDC/2A, M12-L (6ES7143-6BH00-0BB0): Versions 5.1.1 and later
  • SIMATIC ET200ecoPN, DQ 8x24VDC/0,5A, M12-L (6ES7142-6BG00-0BB0): Versions 5.1.1 and later
  • SIMATIC ET200ecoPN, DQ 8x24VDC/2A, M12-L (6ES7142-6BR00-0BB0): Versions 5.1.1 and later
  • SIMATIC ET200SP IM155-6 MF HF: All versions
  • SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller CPU 1515SP PC (incl. SIPLUS variants): All versions prior to 2.0
  • SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller CPU 1515SP PC2 (incl. SIPLUS variants): All versions prior to 2.0
  • SIMATIC ET200MP IM155-5 PN HF (incl. SIPLUS variants): Versions 4.2 and later
  • SIMATIC ET200SP IM155-6 PN HA (incl. SIPLUS variants): All versions
  • SIMATIC ET200SP IM155-6 PN HF (incl. SIPLUS variants): Versions 4.2 and later
  • SIMATIC ET200SP IM155-6 PN/2 HF (incl. SIPLUS variants): Versions 4.2 and later
  • SIMATIC ET200SP IM155-6 PN/3 HF (incl. SIPLUS variants): Versions 4.2 and later
  • SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE PDC: All versions
  • SIMATIC PN/PN Coupler (incl. SIPLUS NET variants): Versions 4.2 and later
  • SIMATIC S7-1200 CPU family (incl. SIPLUS variants): All versions prior to 4.4.0 
  • SIMATIC S7-1500 CPU family (incl. related ET200 CPUs and SIPLUS variants): All versions prior to 2.0
  • SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller: All versions prior to 2.0
  • SIMATIC S7-300 CPU family (incl. related ET200 CPUs and SIPLUS variants): All versions
  • SIMATIC S7-400 H V6 CPU family and below (incl. SIPLUS variants): All Versions
  • SIMATIC S7-400 PN/DP V7 and below CPU family (incl. SIPLUS variants): All versions

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  • SIMATIC S7-410 CPU family (incl. SIPLUS variants): All versions prior to 10.1.1

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  • SIMATIC TDC CP51M1: All versions
  • SIMATIC TDC CPU555: All versions
  • SIMATIC WinAC RTX (F) 2010: All versions
  • SINAMICS S/G Control Unit w. PROFINET: All versions

4.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW

4.2.1    UNCONTROLLED RESOURCE CONSUMPTION (‘RESOURCE EXHAUSTION’) CWE-400

The InterNiche-based TCP stack can be forced to make resource intense calls for every incoming packet, which can lead to a denial-of-service condition.

CVE-2019-19300 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of 7.5 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H).

4.3 BACKGROUND

  • CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Chemical, Energy, Food and Agriculture, Water and Wastewater Systems
  • COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
  • COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Germany

4.4 RESEARCHER

Siemens reported this vulnerability to CISA.

5. MITIGATIONS

Siemens recommends applying updates if available:

  • SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller CPU 1515SP PC (incl. SIPLUS variants): Update to v2.1.7
  • SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller CPU 1515SP PC2 (incl. SIPLUS variants): Update to v20.8
  • SIMATIC S7-1500 CPU family (incl. related ET200 CPUs and SIPLUS variants): Update to v2.8 
  • SIMATIC S7-1500 Software Controller: Update to v20.8
  • SIMATIC S7-1200 CPU family (incl. SIPLUS variants): Update to v4.5.2 or later

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  • SIMATIC S7-410 CPU family (incl. SIPLUS variants): Update to v10.1.1 or later
    • Users should disable the ethernet ports on the CPU and use a communication module (like CP) for communication instead

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Siemens has not identified any specific mitigations or workarounds and recommends following their general security recommendations. 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 the Siemens operational guidelines for Industrial Security and following the recommendations in the product manuals.

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For additional information, users can refer to Siemens Security Advisory SSA-593272 in HTML or CSAF formats.

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CISA recommends users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of exploitation of this vulnerability. Specifically, users should:

  • Minimize network exposure for all control system devices and/or systems, and ensure they are not accessible from the Internet.
  • Locate control system networks and remote devices behind firewalls and isolate them from the business network.
  • When remote access is required, use secure methods, such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), recognizing VPNs may have vulnerabilities and should be updated to the most current version available. Also recognize VPN is only as secure as its connected devices.

CISA reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.

CISA also provides a section for control systems security recommended practices on the ICS webpage on cisa.gov/ics 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 webpage on cisa.gov/ics 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 CISA for tracking and correlation against other incidents.

No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability.

Vendor

Siemens