PT-2016-39: Information Disclosure in StruxureWare Data Center Expert

Vulnerable software

StruxureWare Data Center Expert
Version: and 7.2.4 and earlier


Severity level

Severity level: High
Impact: Information disclosure
Access Vector: Remote

CVSS v3:
Base Score: 7.6
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:L/A:N)

CVE: CVE-2017-8371

Software description

StruxureWare Data Center Expert - a scalable monitoring system which collects, organizes and distributes critical alerts, surveillance video and key information, in real time providing a unified view of complex physical infrastructure environments from anywhere on the network.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected an Information Disclosure vulnerability in StruxureWare Data Center Expert.

Vulnerability in StruxureWare Data Center Expert allows attackers to obtain product passwords in cleartext by reading random access memory (RAM).

How to fix

Update your software up to the latest version

Advisory status

11.06.2016 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
08.12.2016 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
15.12.2016 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability was detected by Ilya Karpov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:

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

*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+