Siemens SIMATIC TIA Portal Path Traversal (SSA-116924)

high Nessus Plugin ID 174624


The remote host is affected by a path traversal vulnerability.


The version of Siemens SIMATIC TIA Portal installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a path traversal vulnerability that could allow the creation or overwrite of arbitrary files in the engineering system. If the user is tricked to open a malicious PC system configuration file, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to achieve arbitrary code execution.

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 V17 Update 6, V18 Update 1, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 174624

File Name: scada_siemens_tia_ssa-116924.nbin

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: SCADA

Published: 4/21/2023

Updated: 6/13/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-26293


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/a:siemens:tia_portal, cpe:/a:siemens:totally_integrated_automation_portal

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Siemens Totally Integrated Automation Portal

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/4/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/11/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-26293

IAVB: 2023-B-0025