Siemens Automation License Manager 'almaxcx.dll' ActiveX Arbitrary File Overwrite Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63429


The remote host has an ActiveX control that is affected by an arbitrary file overwrite vulnerability.


The remote host has the almaxcx.dll ActiveX control that is affected by an arbitrary file overwrite vulnerability that can be triggered by providing an absolute path when calling the control's Save() method in a specially crafted HTML document.


Upgrade to Siemens Automation License Manager 5.1+SP1+Upd3 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63429

File Name: scada_siemens_alm_almaxcx_activex.nbin

Version: $Revision: 1.73 $

Type: local

Family: SCADA

Published: 2013/01/09

Modified: 2018/02/06

Dependencies: 63427

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:siemens:automation_license_manager

Required KB Items: SCADA/Apps/Siemens/ALM/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/11/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4532

BID: 50831

OSVDB: 77370

ICS-ALERT: 11-332-01, 11-332-01A

ICSA: 11-361-01