Siemens SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal) < 15 Update 4 Multiple Vulnerabilities (SSA-233109)

high Nessus Plugin ID 125392


An application installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Siemens SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal) installed on the remote Windows host is prior to version 15 update 4.
It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities:

- An unspecified directory traversal vulnerability exists. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by sending a URI that contains directory traversal characters, to disclose the contents of files located outside of the server's restricted path. (CVE-2018-13812)

- An URL redirection vulnerability exists in the webserver of HMI devices. A remote attacker can exploit this by tricking a user into visiting a specially crafted web page, allowing the attacker to disclose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-13813)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Siemens SIMATIC WinCC (TIA Portal) version 15 update 4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 125392

File Name: scada_siemens_tia_wincc_ssa-233109.nbin

Version: 1.224

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: SCADA

Published: 5/24/2019

Updated: 5/20/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-13813


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:siemens:simatic_tiaportal, cpe:/a:siemens:wincc

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Siemens SIMATIC WinCC Totally Integrated Automation Portal

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/13/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/13/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-13812, CVE-2018-13813

BID: 105922

ICSA: 18-317-08