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TitleDenial of Service vulnerability in PROFINET IO Device
Hilscher Ticket

AffectsHilscher PROFINET IO Device prior V3.14.0.7
Not affected-


Last modified


Vulnerability Description

Short Decription

A Denial of Service vulnerability in Hilscher PROFINET IO Device V3 based solutions may lead to unexpected loss of cyclic communication or interruption of acyclic communication.

Detailed Description

When handling Read Implicit Request services, depending on the content of the request, the Hilscher PROFINET IO Device V3 protocol stack does not properly limit available resources. This may lead to shortage of resources which in the end may lead to described ímpact.

Vulnerability Severity

CVSS v3 Base Score7.5
CVSS v3 Temporal Score7.5
CVSS v3 VectorCVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVSS v3 Link:

Impact / Implications

The impact of the vulnerability on the affected device is that it

  • can no longer perform acyclic requests
  • may drop all established cyclic connections
  • may disappear completely from the network

Corrective Action or Resolution

Affected users should upgrade to the hotfix version  PROFINET IO-Device V3.14.0.7  or newer.


There is no workaround. However, using cell protection mechanisms and ensuring that no untrusted entity is connected to the network may reduce the risk of occurrence.


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