Siemens Automation License Manager 5.x < 6.0.8 Privilege Escalation (SSA-388646)

high Nessus Plugin ID 139606
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The remote host has software installed that is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The version of Siemens Automation License Manager installed on the remote host is version 5.x prior to 6.0.8. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to improper validation of user privileges when executing some operations. An authenticated, local attacker could exploit this issue to modify arbitrary files that should be protected against writing.

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 Automation License Manager 6.0+SP8 (6.0.8) or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 139606

File Name: scada_siemens_alm_ssa_388646.nbin

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: SCADA

Published: 8/14/2020

Updated: 8/12/2021

Dependencies: scada_app_siemens_alm_detect.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-7583


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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


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:automation_license_manager

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Siemens Automation License Manager, SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/11/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/11/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-7583

IAVB: 2020-B-0045-S