The machine controller of the cabinet series include an OPC-UA server which uses an user management to authenticate clients via anonymous or user/password authentication. If the user/password authentication is selected, password verification is skipped upon second login. As a result, cases occur in which users can establish communication without correct authentication. This vulnerability is not located in the OPC-UA protocol or server, but in the interface to the products firmware.

This Security Advisory is only relevant for the following use cases:

• the user management has been activated on the machine controller (is deactivated by default)

• the OPC-UA Server is used

• Data are transferred via a symbol configuration (is not available by default)

The affected products contain a CODESYS Control runtime system in version V2. They are therefore affected by the
vulnerability described in CODESYS Advisory 2021-06. It provides a communication server for the communication with clients like the CODESYS Development System.

The 9400 servo inverters is only affected if the communication Path via the inserted EtherNet Module E94AYCEN on slot MXI1 or MXI2 is used. If the Module E94AYCEN is used, the following Versions are affected.

Product Identification: E94xSHxxx (Single Drive, High Line)
Product Identification: E94xMHxxx (Multi Drive, High Line)

Remark: If the product identification of your 9400 product does not fit to the above mentioned identification, please contact Lenze at

The Versions P (power supply module) and R (regenerative power supply module) are not affected. Furthermore, the Variant P (PLC) and the Variant S (StateLine) are not affected. The communication paths via the diagnostic interface X6, the system bus (CAN) X1 or the field buses (other than the named Ethernet module) that can be plugged into the module slots MXI1 or MXI2 are not affected.

The focus is therefore on 9400 servo inverters with the product-identification E94x{S/M}{H}... with a plugged in Ethernet module E94AYCEN... in module slot MXI1 or MXI2 and communication with the Engineer-Tools via exactly this channel.

In addition to the standard tool Engineer, there is also a special Version of the PLC Designer (Version 0.x). The communication path to the PLC Designer is not considered with the planned update and the vulnerabilities here remain even after the update. Here, the customer must provide a secure Environment, see Mitigation.


By Vendor




(Scoring for CVSS 2.0,3.0+3.1)
No CVE available
0.1 <= 3.9
4.0 <= 6.9
7.0 <= 8.9
9.0 <= 10.0