Siemens SINEMA Server < 13 SP2 Unquoted Service Path Local Privilege Escalation (SSA-701708)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 95714


An application installed on the remote host is affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability.


The version of Siemens SINEMA Server installed on the remote Windows host is prior to version 13 SP2. It is, therefore, affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability due to an unquoted service path. A local attacker can exploit this, via a malicious executable in the root path, to elevate privileges.

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 SINEMA Server version 13 SP2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95714

File Name: scada_siemens_sinema_server_SSA-701708.nbin

Version: 1.160

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: SCADA

Published: 12/12/2016

Updated: 4/15/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-7165


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:siemens:sinema_server

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Siemens SINEMA Server

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/7/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/7/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7165

BID: 94158

ICSA: 16-313-02