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Siemens patches DoS, other vulnerabilities in SIMATIC HMI products

2015/04/10

Securityweek - (International) Siemens began releasing security updates addressing several vulnerabilities in its SIMATIC HMI (human-machine interaction) devices which include allowing attackers positioned between the HMI panel and programmable logic controller (PLC) to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) condition and intercept or modify industrial communication by sending specially crafted packets on transmission control protocol (TCP) port 102. Additional vulnerabilities include the ability to launch a man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack, and a flaw that allows users to authenticate themselves with password hashes instead of full passwords.

Source: http://www.securityweek.com/siemens-patches-dos-other-vulnerabilities-simatic-hmi-products

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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