PT-2016-14: Information Disclosure in Siemens SIMATIC STEP 7 (TIA Portal)
Siemens SIMATIC STEP 7 (TIA Portal)
Version: 13 and earlier
Severity level: Low
Impact: Information Disclosure
Access Vector: Local
Base Score: 1.9
Siemens SIMATIC STEP 7 (TIA Portal) is an engineering software to configure and program SIMATIC controllers and Standard PCs running WinAC RTX.
The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected an Information Disclosure vulnerability in Siemens SIMATIC STEP 7 (TIA Portal).
Siemens SIMATIC STEP 7 (TIA Portal) uses an improper format for managing TIA project files during version updates, which makes it easier for local users to obtain sensitive configuration information.
How to fix
Update your software up to the latest version
15.01.2015 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
12.10.2016 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
03.11.2016 - Public disclosure
The vulnerability was detected by Dmitry Sklyarov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)
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About Positive Technologies
Positive Technologies is a leading provider of vulnerability assessment, compliance management and threat analysis solutions to more than 1,000 global enterprise clients. Our solutions work seamlessly across your entire business: securing applications in development; assessing your network and application vulnerabilities; assuring compliance with regulatory requirements; and blocking real-time attacks. Our commitment to clients and research has earned Positive Technologies a reputation as one of the foremost authorities on SCADA, Banking, Telecom, Web Application and ERP security, and distinction as the #1 fastest growing Security and Vulnerability Management firm in 2012, as shown in an IDC report*. To learn more about Positive Technologies please visit www.ptsecurity.com
*Source: IDC Worldwide Security and Vulnerability Management 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares, doc #242465, August 2013. Based on year-over-year revenue growth in 2012 for vendors with revenues of $20M+