Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers Schneider Electric VAMPSET Memory Corruption Vulnerability


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a memory corruption vulnerability in Schneider Electric's VAMPSET software.

Schneider Electric's VAMPSET software is used for setting parameters and configuring relays for all VAMP protection relays, VAMP monitoring and measuring units and VAMP ARC protection systems.

A memory corruption vulnerability has been discovered in Schneider Electric's VAMPSET software. The vulnerability can be triggered by a specifically crafted vf2 file which causes an out of bounds memory access, due to improper bounds checking. Attackers could exploit the vulnerability to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application.


FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Released May 09, 2017

Users should apply the solution provided by Schneider Electric.

Additional Information

Fortinet reported the vulnerability to Schneider Electric on Dec. 22, 2016.

Schneider Electric confirmed the vulnerability on Jan. 20, 2017.

Schneider Electric patched the vulnerability on Mar. 2, 2017.


This vulnerability was discovered by Kushal Arvind Shah of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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