Denial of Service (DoS) Affecting lib60870.net package, versions [0,]


0.0
high
  • Attack Complexity

    Low

  • Availability

    High

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  • snyk-id

    SNYK-DOTNET-LIB60870NET-1569887

  • published

    26 Aug 2021

  • disclosed

    26 Aug 2021

  • credit

    Jared Rittle of Cisco Talos

How to fix?

There is no fixed version for lib60870.NET.

Overview

lib60870.NET is a .NET implementation of the IEC60870 protocol specification.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) via the ASDU message processing functionality. A specially crafted network request can lead to loss of communications. An attacker can send an unauthenticated message to trigger this vulnerability.

Details

Denial of Service (DoS) describes a family of attacks, all aimed at making a system inaccessible to its intended and legitimate users.

Unlike other vulnerabilities, DoS attacks usually do not aim at breaching security. Rather, they are focused on making websites and services unavailable to genuine users resulting in downtime.

One popular Denial of Service vulnerability is DDoS (a Distributed Denial of Service), an attack that attempts to clog network pipes to the system by generating a large volume of traffic from many machines.

When it comes to open source libraries, DoS vulnerabilities allow attackers to trigger such a crash or crippling of the service by using a flaw either in the application code or from the use of open source libraries.

Two common types of DoS vulnerabilities:

  • High CPU/Memory Consumption- An attacker sending crafted requests that could cause the system to take a disproportionate amount of time to process. For example, commons-fileupload:commons-fileupload.

  • Crash - An attacker sending crafted requests that could cause the system to crash. For Example, npm ws package