Siemens SIMATIC STEP 7 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in TIA Portal (SSA-629512)

high Nessus Plugin ID 133216


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


The version of Siemens SIMATIC STEP 7 (TIA Portal) installed on the remote Windows host is prior to version 14 SP1 update 10, or version 15 SP1 update 4, or version 16 update 1. It is, therefore, affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability in TIA portal. An authenticated local attacker can execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.

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


Update to TIA Portal V14 SP1 Update 10, or TIA Portal V15 SP1 Update 4, or TIA Portal V16 Update 1 or later .

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 133216

File Name: scada_siemens_tia_step7_ssa-629512.nbin

Version: 1.136

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: SCADA

Published: 1/24/2020

Updated: 3/23/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-10934


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:siemens:simatic_tiaportal, cpe:/a:siemens:simatic_step_7

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Siemens SIMATIC STEP 7 (TIA Portal)

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/16/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/16/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-10934

IAVB: 2020-B-0003