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Reviews safety researchers discover weak points in industrial control systems from Mitsubishi

19:08  05 august  2021
19:08  05 august  2021 Source:   zdnet.de

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shutterstock_bug-800 © default_credit shutterstock_bug-800 The patches are already in progress, but not yet available. The reason for this is a complex certification process. Other manufacturers may also be affected.

The Cyber ​​Safety Company Nozomi Networks Labs warns vulnerabilities in Mitsubishi industrial control systems. The gaps were discovered at the end of 2020 . They are in the authentication implementation of the Melsoft communication protocol of Safety PLCs from Mitsubishi. The company has now confirmed the errors.

The Japanese manufacturer has meanwhile developed patches to fix the problems, so NOZOMI Networks Labs continues. Software updates for Safety PLCs or medical devices often need more time than other software products. According to the providers, certain certification processes would first have to go through before patches could be published.

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"Depending on the type of device and the regulatory frame, the certification procedure may be required for each individual software update," writing the researchers of Nozomi Networks Labs. "While we waived that the process of patch development and distribution is completed, we have developed a recognition logic for the customers of our Threat Intelligence service. At the same time, we have begun to explore more general recognition strategies that we can share with the owners of facilities and the security community in general. "

Mitsubishi has so far only published several key solutions, although some of the visions already disclosed in January by the ICS-CERT became. Security researchers also assume that weak points can also affect products from other manufacturers.

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