PT-2013-37: Multiple Cross Site Scripting (XSS) in Wonderware Information Server

Vulnerable software

Wonderware Information Server
Version 4.0 SP1, 4.5- Portal and 5.0- Portal

Application link:

Severity level

Severity level: High 
Impact: Cross Site Scripting 
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v2: 
Base Score: 9.3 
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVE: CVE-2013-0688

Software description

Wonderware Information Server aggregates and presents plant performance metrics and production data to operations, maintenance and engineering personnel, via an easy to implement web solution. Wonderware Information Server as well as Wonderware Intouch HMI are the part of a unified solution for building ArchestrA System Platform SCADA- and HMI-systems. This solution is used by personnel of nuclear power plants, chemical plants and other critically important objects.

Vulnerability description

Positive Research Center experts have discovered multiple "Cross Site Scripting" vulnerabilities in Wonderware Information Server.

This vulnerability enables an attacker to inject client-side script into Web pages viewed by other users or bypass client-side security mechanisms imposed by modern Web browsers. This vulnerability, if exploited, could allow arbitrary code execution and may require social engineering to exploit.

How to fix

Update your software up to the latest version.

Advisory status

16.12.2012 - Vendor gets vulnerabilities details
23.04.2013 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
10.06.2013 - Public disclosure


These vulnerabilities have discovered by Ivan Poliyanchuk, Evgeny Ermakov, Nikita Mikhalevsky, Dmitry Serebryannikov, Vyacheslav Egoshin, Gleb Gritsai, Denis Baranov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research: