Advisory Published

CVE-2023-40151: Red Lion Controls Sixnet RTU Exposed Dangerous Method Or Function

First published: Tue Nov 21 2023(Updated: )

When user authentication is not enabled the shell can execute commands with the highest privileges. Red Lion SixTRAK and VersaTRAK Series RTUs with authenticated users enabled (UDR-A) any Sixnet UDR message will meet an authentication challenge over UDP/IP. When the same message comes over TCP/IP the RTU will simply accept the message with no authentication challenge.


Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Redlioncontrols St-ipm-6350 Firmware=4.9.114
Redlioncontrols St-ipm-6350
Redlioncontrols St-ipm-8460 Firmware=6.0.202
Redlioncontrols St-ipm-8460
Redlioncontrols Vt-mipm-135-d Firmware=4.9.114
Redlioncontrols Vt-mipm-135-d
Redlioncontrols Vt-mipm-245-d Firmware=4.9.114
Redlioncontrols Vt-mipm-245-d
Redlioncontrols Vt-ipm2m-213-d Firmware=4.9.114
Redlioncontrols Vt-ipm2m-213-d
Redlioncontrols Vt-ipm2m-113-d Firmware=4.9.114
Redlioncontrols Vt-ipm2m-113-d

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the severity of CVE-2023-40151?

    The severity of CVE-2023-40151 is critical with a severity value of 10.

  • What software versions are affected by CVE-2023-40151?

    Red Lion SixTRAK and VersaTRAK Series RTUs with firmware versions 4.9.114 and 6.0.202 are affected.

  • How can I fix CVE-2023-40151?

    To fix CVE-2023-40151, update your Red Lion Controls Sixnet RTU firmware to a version that is not vulnerable.

  • Where can I find more information about CVE-2023-40151?

    More information about CVE-2023-40151 can be found at the following references: [Reference 1]( and [Reference 2](

  • What is the CWE ID of CVE-2023-40151?

    The CWE ID of CVE-2023-40151 is 749.


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