CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2021-20613

Improper Initialization

Published: Jan 14, 2022 | Modified: Jan 21, 2022
CVSS 3.x
7.5
HIGH
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVSS 2.x
7.8 HIGH
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Improper initialization vulnerability in MELSEC-F series FX3U-ENET Firmware version 1.16 and prior, FX3U-ENET-L Firmware version 1.16 and prior and FX3U-ENET-P502 Firmware version 1.16 and prior allows a remote unauthenticated attacker to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) condition in communication function of the product by sending specially crafted packets. Control by MELSEC-F series PLC is not affected by this vulnerability, but system reset is required for recovery.

Weakness

The software does not initialize or incorrectly initializes a resource, which might leave the resource in an unexpected state when it is accessed or used.

Potential Mitigations

  • Use a language that does not allow this weakness to occur or provides constructs that make this weakness easier to avoid.
  • For example, in Java, if the programmer does not explicitly initialize a variable, then the code could produce a compile-time error (if the variable is local) or automatically initialize the variable to the default value for the variable’s type. In Perl, if explicit initialization is not performed, then a default value of undef is assigned, which is interpreted as 0, false, or an equivalent value depending on the context in which the variable is accessed.

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