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Uncontrolled Resource Consumption


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


A vulnerability has been identified in SIMATIC PCS neo (Administration Console) (All versions < V3.1 SP1), SINETPLAN (All versions), TIA Portal (V15, V15.1, V16 and V17). The affected system cannot properly process specially crafted packets sent to port 8888/tcp. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a Denial-of-Service condition. The affected devices must be restarted manually.

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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