Siemens TIA Administrator Privilege Escalation (SSA-428051)

high Nessus Plugin ID 146453


The remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability


The remote host has a version of Siemens TIA Administrator installed that is affected by a vulnerability in TIA Administrator. Manipulating certain files in specific folders could allow a local attacker to execute code with SYSTEM privileges. The security vulnerability could be exploited by an attacker with a valid account and limited access rights on the system.

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


Update TIA Administrator to V1.0 SP2 Upd2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 146453

File Name: scada_siemens_tia_administrator_ssa-428051.nbin

Version: 1.46

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: SCADA

Published: 2/12/2021

Updated: 6/13/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-25238


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/a:siemens:tia_administrator

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/Siemens TIA Administrator

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/9/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/9/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-25238

IAVB: 2021-B-0010

ICSA: ICSA-21-040-05