Siemens Security Alert: Patch Now to Prevent Fire Safety System Hacks!

Siemens’ fire safety gear has a red-hot alert: vulnerabilities sizzling with a 10.0 CVSS score! Update pronto or risk getting burned by cyber-arsonists. #SiemensSecurityUpdate

Hot Take:

When your firewall is less ‘Great Wall of China’ and more ‘that fence in Jurassic Park that couldn’t keep out the T-Rex,’ you know it’s time for an update. Siemens’ advisory reads like a recipe for disaster: just add a pinch of unauthenticated attacker to your Cerberus PRO or Desigo Fire Safety systems, and voilà, instant cybersecurity calamity!

Key Points:

  • Siemens’ fire safety systems got the cybersecurity blues with vulnerabilities that could let hackers play with fire.
  • Score one for the bad guys? These flaws are like a 10/10 dive at the Olympics of hacking – perfect execution if exploited.
  • Software updates are like spinach for Popeye – they make your systems tough to beat. Siemens recommends updating to the latest versions, pronto!
  • CISA’s like that friend who tells you your zipper’s down; helpful, but you wish you’d noticed sooner. They advise some serious defensive maneuvers.
  • No fire alarm just yet – there aren’t any reported exploits in the wild, but why wait for the smell of smoke?
Cve id: CVE-2024-22040
Cve state: PUBLISHED
Cve assigner short name: siemens
Cve date updated: 05/15/2024
Cve description: A vulnerability has been identified in Cerberus PRO EN Engineering Tool (All versions), Cerberus PRO EN Fire Panel FC72x IP6 (All versions), Cerberus PRO EN Fire Panel FC72x IP7 (All versions), Cerberus PRO EN Fire Panel FC72x IP8 (All versions < IP8 SR4), Cerberus PRO EN X200 Cloud Distribution IP7 (All versions), Cerberus PRO EN X200 Cloud Distribution IP8 (All versions < V4.3.5618), Cerberus PRO EN X300 Cloud Distribution IP7 (All versions), Cerberus PRO EN X300 Cloud Distribution IP8 (All versions < V4.3.5617), Cerberus PRO UL Compact Panel FC922/924 (All versions < MP4), Cerberus PRO UL Engineering Tool (All versions < MP4), Cerberus PRO UL X300 Cloud Distribution (All versions < V4.3.0001), Desigo Fire Safety UL Compact Panel FC2025/2050 (All versions < MP4), Desigo Fire Safety UL Engineering Tool (All versions < MP4), Desigo Fire Safety UL X300 Cloud Distribution (All versions < V4.3.0001), Sinteso FS20 EN Engineering Tool (All versions), Sinteso FS20 EN Fire Panel FC20 MP6 (All versions), Sinteso FS20 EN Fire Panel FC20 MP7 (All versions), Sinteso FS20 EN Fire Panel FC20 MP8 (All versions < MP8 SR4), Sinteso FS20 EN X200 Cloud Distribution MP7 (All versions), Sinteso FS20 EN X200 Cloud Distribution MP8 (All versions < V4.3.5618), Sinteso FS20 EN X300 Cloud Distribution MP7 (All versions), Sinteso FS20 EN X300 Cloud Distribution MP8 (All versions < V4.3.5617), Sinteso Mobile (All versions). The network communication library in affected systems insufficiently validates HMAC values which might result in a buffer overread. This could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to crash the network service.

Cve id: CVE-2024-22039
Cve state: PUBLISHED
Cve assigner short name: siemens
Cve date updated: 05/15/2024
Cve description: A vulnerability has been identified in Cerberus PRO EN Engineering Tool (All versions < IP8), Cerberus PRO EN Fire Panel FC72x IP6 (All versions < IP6 SR3), Cerberus PRO EN Fire Panel FC72x IP7 (All versions < IP7 SR5), Cerberus PRO EN X200 Cloud Distribution IP7 (All versions < V3.0.6602), Cerberus PRO EN X200 Cloud Distribution IP8 (All versions < V4.0.5016), Cerberus PRO EN X300 Cloud Distribution IP7 (All versions < V3.2.6601), Cerberus PRO EN X300 Cloud Distribution IP8 (All versions < V4.2.5015), Cerberus PRO UL Compact Panel FC922/924 (All versions < MP4), Cerberus PRO UL Engineering Tool (All versions < MP4), Cerberus PRO UL X300 Cloud Distribution (All versions < V4.3.0001), Desigo Fire Safety UL Compact Panel FC2025/2050 (All versions < MP4), Desigo Fire Safety UL Engineering Tool (All versions < MP4), Desigo Fire Safety UL X300 Cloud Distribution (All versions < V4.3.0001), Sinteso FS20 EN Engineering Tool (All versions < MP8), Sinteso FS20 EN Fire Panel FC20 MP6 (All versions < MP6 SR3), Sinteso FS20 EN Fire Panel FC20 MP7 (All versions < MP7 SR5), Sinteso FS20 EN X200 Cloud Distribution MP7 (All versions < V3.0.6602), Sinteso FS20 EN X200 Cloud Distribution MP8 (All versions < V4.0.5016), Sinteso FS20 EN X300 Cloud Distribution MP7 (All versions < V3.2.6601), Sinteso FS20 EN X300 Cloud Distribution MP8 (All versions < V4.2.5015), Sinteso Mobile (All versions < V3.0.0). The network communication library in affected systems does not validate the length of certain X.509 certificate attributes which might result in a stack-based buffer overflow. This could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to execute code on the underlying operating system with root privileges.

Cve id: CVE-2024-22041
Cve state: PUBLISHED
Cve assigner short name: siemens
Cve date updated: 05/15/2024
Cve description: A vulnerability has been identified in Cerberus PRO EN Engineering Tool (All versions), Cerberus PRO EN Fire Panel FC72x IP6 (All versions), Cerberus PRO EN Fire Panel FC72x IP7 (All versions), Cerberus PRO EN Fire Panel FC72x IP8 (All versions < IP8 SR4), Cerberus PRO EN X200 Cloud Distribution IP7 (All versions), Cerberus PRO EN X200 Cloud Distribution IP8 (All versions < V4.3.5618), Cerberus PRO EN X300 Cloud Distribution IP7 (All versions), Cerberus PRO EN X300 Cloud Distribution IP8 (All versions < V4.3.5617), Cerberus PRO UL Compact Panel FC922/924 (All versions < MP4), Cerberus PRO UL Engineering Tool (All versions < MP4), Cerberus PRO UL X300 Cloud Distribution (All versions < V4.3.0001), Desigo Fire Safety UL Compact Panel FC2025/2050 (All versions < MP4), Desigo Fire Safety UL Engineering Tool (All versions < MP4), Desigo Fire Safety UL X300 Cloud Distribution (All versions < V4.3.0001), Sinteso FS20 EN Engineering Tool (All versions), Sinteso FS20 EN Fire Panel FC20 MP6 (All versions), Sinteso FS20 EN Fire Panel FC20 MP7 (All versions), Sinteso FS20 EN Fire Panel FC20 MP8 (All versions < MP8 SR4), Sinteso FS20 EN X200 Cloud Distribution MP7 (All versions), Sinteso FS20 EN X200 Cloud Distribution MP8 (All versions < V4.3.5618), Sinteso FS20 EN X300 Cloud Distribution MP7 (All versions), Sinteso FS20 EN X300 Cloud Distribution MP8 (All versions < V4.3.5617), Sinteso Mobile (All versions). The network communication library in affected systems improperly handles memory buffers when parsing X.509 certificates. This could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to crash the network service.

Need to know more?

They've Got 99 Problems and a Patch Ain't One

Siemens is handing out patches like candy on Halloween for the Cerberus PRO and Desigo Fire Safety systems. It's time to update before your systems say "I can't believe it's not firewall!" and let everything through.

Buffer Overflows Are So 1996

Buffer overflows were cool back when 'Space Jam' was new, but in 2023? Not so much. These vulnerabilities are the digital equivalent of forgetting to lock the back door and then wondering why your TV's gone.

Don’t Be a Sitting Duck

CISA's advice is like a personal trainer for your cybersecurity regime – it might hurt now, but you'll thank them when you're less hackable. Firewalls, VPNs, and minimal internet exposure for control systems are on the workout plan.

Germany Calling

Siemens, headquartered in the land of precision and engineering (Germany, in case you were wondering), reported these vulnerabilities to CISA. It's like saying, "We've got holes in our lederhosen," and CISA is there with the sewing kit.

Just a Spoonful of Updates Helps the Cyber Insecurity Go Down

Finally, Siemens suggests that regular updates and following their operational guidelines will keep your systems as secure as a vault. If only updates were as fun as Mary Poppins made taking medicine seem.

Remember folks, in the world of cybersecurity, being proactive beats reactive any day. So, update, patch, and protect before hackers come a-knocking. And keep an eye out for CISA's "How to Not Get Hacked" bestsellers for more cyber self-defense moves!

Tags: critical infrastructure security, CVSS score, Fire Protection Systems, industrial control systems, Network Security, Siemens Vulnerabilities, vulnerability mitigation