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There are multiple vulnerabilities with proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code affecting Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk, a supervisory control and data acquisition/human-machine interface (SCADA/HMI) product.

The vulnerability is exploitable by sending specially crafted packets to the server, according to a report on ICS-CERT. This report went out from security researcher Luigi Auriemma without coordination with either the vendor or ICS-CERT.

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Rockwell is aware of the report and ICS-CERT asked the vendor to confirm the vulnerability and identify mitigations.

ICS-CERT is issuing this alert to provide early notice of the report and identify baseline mitigations for reducing risks to these and other cyber security attacks.

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The report included details and PoC exploit code for the following vulnerabilities: A malformed packet and a read access violation, which are remotely exploitable and could cause a denial of service.

Back in October, Rockwell also issued patches to mitigate the denial-of-service vulnerability in its RSLogix platform.

Rockwell created a patch that mitigates this vulnerability for all affected versions of FactoryTalk Services Platform and RSLogix 5000, according to ICS-CERT.

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