PT-2014-21: Multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities in Wonderware Information Server

Vulnerable software

Wonderware Information Server
Version: 4.0 SP1 Portal, 4.5 Portal, 5.0 Portal, and 5.5 Portal


Severity level

Severity level: High
Impact: Remote Code Execution
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 10
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVE: CVE-2014-5399

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

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities in Wonderware Information Server.

WIS is vulnerable to SQL Injection vulnerabilities by performing database operations that were unintended by the web application designer and, in some instances, can lead to compromise of the database server or lead to remote code execution.

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Advisory status

01.04.2014 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
26.08.2014 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
05.09.2014 - Public disclosure


The vulnerabilities were detected by Sergey Gordeychik, Alexey Osipov, and Timur Yunusov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research: