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Automated Solutions Modbus/TCP Master OPC server Modbus TCP header vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#768840

Original Release Date: 2011-02-03 | Last Revised: 2011-02-03


Automated Solutions OPC Server contains a heap corruption vulnerability in the Modbus/TCP Master OPC server.


Automated Solutions Modbus/TCP Master OPC Server contains a heap corruption vulnerability. The server is vulnerable to an attacker writing an arbitrary number of double words or DWORDs onto the heap.

For additional information see ICSA-10-322-02A.

Exploit code for this vulnerability is publicly available.


Successful exploitation would likely not allow arbitrary code execution; however, an exploit could possibly corrupt the OPC server memory and cause a denial of service.



According to the Modbus/TCP OPC Server readme file, version 3.0.2 addresses this vulnerability.

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Vendor Information

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Automated Solutions

Updated:  January 26, 2011



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

CVSS Metrics

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Thanks to Jeremy Brown for reporting this vulnerability to ICS-CERT.

This document was written by Michael Orlando.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2010-4709
Severity Metric: 1.02
Date Public: 2010-11-22
Date First Published: 2011-02-03
Date Last Updated: 2011-02-03 15:09 UTC
Document Revision: 22

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