Modbus Tools Modbus Slave
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- CVSS v3 5.5
- ATTENTION: Low attack complexity/public exploits are available
- Vendor: Modbus Tools
- Equipment: Modbus Slave
- Vulnerability: Stack-based Buffer Overflow
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could crash the application when inputting a registration key.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of Modbus Slave, a PLC programming simulation tool, are affected:
- Modbus Slave Versions 7.4.2 and prior
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
The affected product is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow in the registration field. This may cause the program to crash when a long character string is used.
- CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Multiple
- COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
- COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Denmark
Yehia Elghaly reported this vulnerability to CISA.
Modbus Tools has fixed the vulnerability and recommends users update to Version 7.4.3 or later.
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. 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 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.
This vulnerability is not exploitable remotely.