AVEVA InduSoft Web Studio / InTouch Edge HMI Command 66 RCE

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 122186


The AVEVA InduSoft Web Studio or InTouch Edge HMI (formerly InTouch Machine Edition) is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The AVEVA InduSoft Web Studio (IWS) or InTouch Edge HMI (formerly InTouch Machine Edition) running on the remote host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to multiple flaws in the TCPIP server listening on the default ports 1234 and 51234. Specifically, the server does not require authentication for command 66 received from a remote client and it can be instructed to read a database connection configuration file from an external host. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, via a specially crafted message, to execute arbitrary code under the privileges of the IWS or InTouch Edge HMI runtime.


Apply InduSoft Web Studio v8.1 SP3 or later / InTouch Edge HMI (formerly InTouch Machine Edition) 2017 Update 3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 122186

File Name: scada_aveva_iws_iteh_cmd_66_rce.nbin

Version: 1.15

Type: remote

Family: SCADA

Published: 2019/02/14

Updated: 2020/09/14

Dependencies: 106229

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-6543

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:schneider_electric:indusoft_web_studio, x-cpe:/a:schneider_electric:wonderware_intouch_machine_edition, x-cpe:/a:aveva:intouch_edge_hmi

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/02/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/02/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-6543, CVE-2019-6545

ICSA: 19-036-01

TRA: TRA-2019-04