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PhoenixContact PLC Remote START/STOP Command

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PhoenixContact PLC Remote START/STOP Command



PhoenixContact Programmable Logic Controllers are built upon a variant of ProConOS. Communicating using a proprietary protocol over ports TCP/1962 and TCP/41100 or TCP/20547. It allows a remote user to read out the PLC Type, Firmware and Build number on port TCP/1962. And also to read out the CPU State (Running or Stopped) AND start or stop the CPU on port TCP/41100 (confirmed ILC 15x and 17x series) or on port TCP/20547 (confirmed ILC 39x series)


  • Tijl Deneut <tijl.deneut@howest.be>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/admin/scada/phoenix_command
msf auxiliary(phoenix_command) > show actions
msf auxiliary(phoenix_command) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(phoenix_command) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(phoenix_command) > run 

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