Control System: Rockwell Automation Logix5000 Controller Vulnerability

Number: AV17-002
Date: 10 January 2017


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to a critical vulnerability affecting Rockwell Automation's Logix5000 Controller product line.


Rockwell Automation's Logix5000 Controller product line consists of industrial control system devices leveraging Logix5000 control software. The Logix5000 Controller product line is used in a variety of industrial applications and sectors, including but not limited to: agriculture/food, manufacturing and water/wastewater systems.

Successful exploitation of this critical vulnerability could potentially allow a remote attacker to cause denial of service conditions or execute arbitrary code.

Affected Logix5000 Controller devices include those utilizing firmware versions FRN 16.00 - 21.00 (specific details can be found in ICS-CERT's advisory).

CVE Reference: CVE-2016-9343

Suggested action

CCIRC recommends that owner/operators test and deploy the vendor released updates or workarounds to affected platforms accordingly.


ICS-CERT: ICSA-16-343-05 - Rockwell Automation Logix5000 Programmable Automation Controller Buffer Overflow Vulnerability:

Rockwell Automation Firmware Downloads:

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