Siemens SIMATIC ProSave < 1300.100.2201.15 Untrusted Path Arbitrary Code Execution (SSA-451236)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84499


An application running on the remote host is affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability.


The remote host is running a version of Siemens SIMATIC ProSave prior to version 13 Service Pack 1. It is, therefore, affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability due to searching insufficiently qualified paths when loading specific files and libraries. A local attacker can exploit this with a specially crafted application file which loads before the legitimate version, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code under the privileges of the current user.


Upgrade to Siemens SIMATIC ProSave version 13 Service Pack 1 (1300.100.2201.15) or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84499

File Name: scada_siemens_simatic_prosave_SSA-451236.nbin

Version: $Revision: 1.22 $

Type: local

Family: SCADA

Published: 2015/07/02

Modified: 2018/01/29

Dependencies: 84498

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:siemens:simatic_prosave

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Siemens SIMATIC ProSave

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/03/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1594

BID: 72979

OSVDB: 119130

ICSA: 15-064-02A