Rockwell Automation RSLinx Classic ENGINE.dll Stack Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 119265


A SCADA application running on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The RSLinx Classic running on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to a stack buffer overflow condition when handling an EtherNet/IP message received on TCP port 44818. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, via a specially crafted message, to execute arbitrary code.

Note that RSLinx Classic is reportedly affected by additional vulnerabilities; however, this plugin has not tested for these.


Patches are available for versions 4.00.01, 3.90.01, 3.81, 3.80, 3.74, and 3.60. See vendor Knowledgebase Article ID 1075712 for more details.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119265

File Name: scada_rslinx_classic_cve-2018-14829.nbin

Version: 1.19

Type: remote

Family: SCADA

Published: 2018/11/28

Updated: 2020/09/14

Dependencies: 83468

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-14829

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:rockwellautomation:rslinx_classic

Required KB Items: SCADA/ethernetip/cip/tcp/identity/vendorname, SCADA/ethernetip/cip/tcp/identity/name

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/09/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/09/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-14829

ICSA: 18-263-02

TRA: TRA-2018-26