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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption

CVE-2017-2681

Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10

Summary

Specially crafted PROFINET DCP packets sent on a local Ethernet segment (Layer 2) to an affected product could cause a denial of service condition of that product. Human interaction is required to recover the system. PROFIBUS interfaces are not affected. This vulnerability affects only SIMATIC HMI Multi Panels and HMI Mobile Panels, and S7-300/S7-400 devices.

  • LOW
  • ADJACENT_NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH

CWE-400 - Uncontrolled resource consumption

An uncontrolled resource allocation attack (also known as resource exhaustion attack) triggers unauthorized overconsumption of the limited resources in an application, such as memory, file system storage, database connection pool entries, and CPU. This may lead to denial of service for valid users and degradation of the application's functionality as well as that of the host operating system.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published