ICS Advisory (ICSA-21-049-02)

Mitsubishi Electric FA Engineering Software Products (Update F)

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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • CVSS v3 7.5
  • ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low attack complexity
  • Vendor: Mitsubishi Electric
  • Equipment: FA Engineering Software Products
  • Vulnerabilities: Heap-based Buffer Overflow, Improper Handling of Length Parameter Inconsistency

2. UPDATE INFORMATION

This updated advisory is a follow-up to the advisory update titled ICSA-21-049-02 Mitsubishi Electric FA Engineering Software Products (Update E) that was published May 24, 2022, to the ICS webpage on cisa.gov/ics.

3. RISK EVALUATION

Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities may cause a denial-of-service condition. 

4. TECHNICAL DETAILS

4.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS

Mitsubishi Electric reports these vulnerabilities affect the following FA Engineering Software Products that communicate with MELSEC, FREQROL, or GOT products: 

  • CPU Module Logging Configuration Tool, Versions 1.112R and prior
  • CW Configurator, Versions 1.011M and prior
  • Data Transfer, Versions 3.44W and prior

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  • EZSocket, Versions 5.4 and prior

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  • FR Configurator, All versions
  • FR Configurator SW3, All versions
  • FR Configurator2, Versions 1.24A and prior
  • GT Designer3 Version1(GOT1000), Versions 1.250L and prior
  • GT Designer3 Version1(GOT2000), Versions 1.250L and prior
  • GT SoftGOT1000 Version3, Versions 3.245F and prior
  • GT SoftGOT2000 Version1, Versions 1.250L and prior
  • GX Configurator-DP, Versions 7.14Q and prior
  • GX Configurator-QP, All versions
  • GX Developer, Versions 8.506C and prior
  • GX Explorer, All versions
  • GX IEC Developer, All versions
  • GX LogViewer, Versions 1.115U and prior
  • GX RemoteService-I, All versions
  • GX Works2, Versions 1.597X and prior
  • GX Works3, Versions 1.070Y and prior
  • iQ Monozukuri ANDON (Data Transfer), All versions
  • iQ Monozukuri Process Remote Monitoring (Data Transfer), All versions
  • M_CommDTM-HART, All versions
  • M_CommDTM-IO-Link, Versions 1.03D and prior
  • MELFA-Works, Versions 4.4 and prior
  • MELSEC WinCPU Setting Utility, All versions
  • MELSOFT EM Software Development Kit (EM Configurator), All versions
  • MELSOFT Navigator, Versions 2.74C and prior
  • MH11 SettingTool Version2, Versions 2.004E and prior

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  • MI Configurator, Versions 1.004E and prior

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  • MT Works2, Versions 1.167Z and prior
  • MX Component, Versions 5.001B and prior
  • Network Interface Board CC IE Control utility, Versions 1.29F and prior
  • Network Interface Board CC IE Field Utility, Versions 1.16S and prior
  • Network Interface Board CC-Link Ver.2 Utility, Versions 1.23Z and prior
  • Network Interface Board MNETH utility, Versions 34L and prior
  • PX Developer, Versions 1.53F and prior
  • RT ToolBox2, versions 3.73B and prior
  • RT ToolBox3, versions 1.82L and prior

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  • Setting/monitoring tools for the C Controller module (SW3PVC-CCPU), all versions
  • Setting/Monitoring tools for the C Controller module (SW4PVC-CCPU), Versions 4.12N and prior

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  • SLMP Data Collector, Versions 1.04E and prior

4.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW

4.2.1    HEAP-BASED BUFFER OVERFLOW CWE-122

A malicious attacker may cause a denial-of-service condition by spoofing MELSEC, GOT, or FREQROL, and returning crafted reply packets. 

CVE-2021-20587 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).

4.2.2    IMPROPER HANDLING OF LENGTH PARAMETER INCONSISTENCY CWE-130

A malicious attacker may cause a denial-of-service condition by spoofing MELSEC, GOT, or FREQROL, and returning crafted reply packets. 

CVE-2021-20588 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: Critical Manufacturing
  • COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
  • COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Japan

4.4 RESEARCHER

dliangfun reported these vulnerabilities to Mitsubishi Electric.

5. MITIGATIONS

Mitsubishi Electric recommends that users download and update the latest version of each software product:

  • CPU Module Logging Configuration Tool, Version 1.118X or later
  • CW Configurator, Version 1.012N or later
  • Data Transfer, Version 3.45X or later. For updating the iQ Monozukuri ANDON and iQ Monozukuri Process Remote Monitoring, download the fixed version of Data Transfer in advance

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  • EZSocket, Version 5.5 or later. (Mitsubishi Electric will provide the fixed version of EZSocket directly to partner companies.)

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  • FR Configurator2, Version 1.25B or later
  • GT Designer3 Version1(GOT1000), Version 1.255R or later
  • GT Designer3 Version1(GOT2000), Version 1.255R or later
  • GT SoftGOT1000 Version3, Version 3.255R or later
  • GT SoftGOT2000 Version1, Version 1.255R or later
  • GX Configurator-DP, Version 7.15R or later. Contact a Mitsubishi Electric representative about GX Configurator-DP
  • GX Developer, Version 8.507D or later
  • GX LogViewer, Version 1.118X or later
  • GX Works2, Version 1.600A or later
  • GX Works3, Version 1.072A or later
  • M_CommDTM-IO-Link, Version 1.04E or later
  • MELFA-Works, Version 4.5 or later
  • MELSOFT Navigator, Version 2.78G or later
  • MH11 SettingTool Version2, Version 2.005F or later

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  • MI Configurator, Version 1.005F or later

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  • MT Works2, Version 1.170C or later
  • MX Component, Version 5.002C or later
  • Network Interface Board CC IE Control utility, Version 1.30G or later
  • Network Interface Board CC IE Field Utility, Version 1.17T or later
  • Network Interface Board CC-Link Ver.2 Utility, Version 1.24A or later
  • Network Interface Board MNETH utility, Version 35M or later
  • PX Developer, Version 1.54G or later
  • RT ToolBox2, Versions 3.74C or later
  • RT ToolBox3, Version 1.90U or later

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  • Setting/Monitoring tools for the C Controller module (SW4PVC-CCPU), Version 4.13P or later

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  • SLMP Data Collector, Version 1.05F or later

Mitsubishi Electric recommends users who are using a product that has not released a fixed version or who cannot immediately update the product, take the following mitigations to minimize risk:

  • Install the fixed version of FR Configurator2 running the products on workstations when communicating with FREQROL. FR Configurator2 provides comprehensive countermeasures that give the same countermeasure effect to other products. 
  • Install the fixed version of GT Designer3 on workstations running the products when communicating with GOT. GT Designer3 provides comprehensive countermeasures that give the same countermeasure effect to other products.
  • Install the fixed version of GX Works3 on the computer running the products when communicating with MELSEC. Fixed software products that communicate with GOT and FREQROL are currently under development. GX Works3 provides comprehensive countermeasures that deliver the same countermeasures to other products.
  • Operate the products under an account that does not have administrator's privileges.
  • Install antivirus software in the computer running the products.
  • Restrict network exposure for all control system devices or systems to the minimum necessary, and ensure they are not accessible from untrusted networks and hosts.
  • Locate control system networks and remote devices behind firewalls and isolate them from the business network.
  • Use virtual private network (VPN) when remote access is required.

Refer to the Mitsubishi Electric advisory for details on how to check firmware version.

CISA recommends users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of exploitation of these vulnerabilities. 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.

No known public exploits specifically target these vulnerabilities. 


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