New Vulnerabilities Can Allow Hackers to Remotely Crash Siemens PLCs


Siemens PLC vulnerabilities

Siemens this week announced the availability of patches and mitigations for a series of severe vulnerabilities that can be exploited to remotely crash some of the company’s SIMATIC products.

The German industrial giant released nine advisories on Tuesday to address a total of 27 vulnerabilities. One of these advisories describes three high-severity flaws that can be exploited by a remote, unauthenticated attacker to launch denial-of-service (DoS) attacks against some Siemens programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and associated products.

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