Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories RTAC Improper Input Validation (CVE-2013-2798)

high Tenable OT Security Plugin ID 500220


The remote OT asset is affected by a vulnerability.


Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) SEL-2241, SEL-3505, and SEL-3530 RTAC master devices allow physically proximate attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via crafted input over a serial line.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 500220

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: Tenable.ot

Published: 2/7/2022

Updated: 12/14/2023

Supported Sensors: Tenable OT Security

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-2798


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/h:selinc:sel-2241:r113-v0-z001001-d20110721, cpe:/h:selinc:sel-2241:r123-v0-z002001-d20130117, cpe:/h:selinc:sel-3505:r119-v0-z001001-d20120720, cpe:/h:selinc:sel-3505:r123-v0-z002001-d20130117, cpe:/h:selinc:sel-3530-4:r107-v0-z001001-d20100818, cpe:/h:selinc:sel-3530-4:r123-v0-z002001-d20130117, cpe:/h:selinc:sel-3530:r100_-v0-z001001-d20090915, cpe:/h:selinc:sel-3530:r123-v0-z002001

Required KB Items: Tenable.ot/SEL

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/9/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/9/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2798

CWE: 20