PT-2012-54: Denial of Service in Siemens Teamcenter

Vulnerable product

Siemens Teamcenter
Version: 2007 and 8.0

Application link:

Severity level

Severity level: High
Impact: Denial of Service
Access Vector: Remote  

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 7.8
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

CVE: not assigned

Product description

Teamcenter product life cycle management software helps companies deliver increasingly complex products while maximizing productivity and streamlining global operations.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of Positive Research, the Positive Technologies company research center, found a Denial of Service vulnerability in Siemens Teamcenter.
Teamcenter Secure File Management Service (tcfs) vulnerability exists as inbound TCP string length is not checked. An attacker is able to send a specially crafted request to the service port that leads to denial of service.

How to fix

Update your software up to the latest version

Advisory status

09.10.2012 - Vendor is notified
09.10.2012 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
13.11.2012 - Vendor publishes fix information
04.02.2013 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability has discovered by Ilya Smit, Dmitry Efanov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research: