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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption


Severity Medium
Score 5.9/10


A Resource Exhaustion issue was discovered in Rockwell Automation ControlLogix 5580 controllers V28.011, V28.012, and V28.013; ControlLogix 5580 controllers V29.011; CompactLogix 5380 controllers V28.011; and CompactLogix 5380 controllers V29.011. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to cause a denial of service condition by sending a series of specific CIP-based commands to the controller.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published