PT-2014-12: Information Disclosure in Siemens SIMATIC WinCC

Vulnerable platform

Version: 7.2 and earlier

Version: 8.0 and earlier


Severity level

Severity level: Medium
Impact: Information Disclosure
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 5.0
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVE: CVE-2014-4682

Platform description

Siemens WinCC is a part of Siemens SIMATIC HMI software that aimed to provide connection between an operator and PLCs that manage technological processes. The WebNavigator component of WinCC gives the users the possibility to control their plants via the web browser with the same look-and-feel like local operator stations.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected an Information disclosure vulnerability in SIMATIC WinCC.

The SIMATIC WinCC WebNavigator server at port 80/tcp and port 443/tcp could allow unauthenticated access to sensitive data if an attacker sends specially crafted HTTP requests to this port.

How to fix

Update your software up to the latest version

Advisory status

23.12.2012 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
23.07.2014 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
29.07.2014 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was detected by Alexander Tlyapov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


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