Siemens SIMATIC Cross-site Scripting (CVE-2012-3040)

medium Tenable OT Security Plugin ID 500100


The remote OT asset is affected by a vulnerability.


Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the web server on Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200 PLCs 2.x through 3.0.1 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted URI.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 500100

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: Tenable.ot

Published: 2/7/2022

Updated: 12/14/2023

Supported Sensors: Tenable OT Security

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.0


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-3040


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:siemens:simatic_s7-1200_cpu_1211c_firmware, cpe:/o:siemens:simatic_s7-1200_cpu_1212c_firmware, cpe:/o:siemens:simatic_s7-1200_cpu_1212fc_firmware, cpe:/o:siemens:simatic_s7-1200_cpu_1214_fc_firmware, cpe:/o:siemens:simatic_s7-1200_cpu_1214c_firmware, cpe:/o:siemens:simatic_s7-1200_cpu_1215_fc_firmware, cpe:/o:siemens:simatic_s7-1200_cpu_1215c_firmware, cpe:/o:siemens:simatic_s7-1200_cpu_1217c_firmware, cpe:/o:siemens:simatic_s7-1200_firmware

Required KB Items: Tenable.ot/Siemens

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/10/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/10/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3040

CWE: 79

Secunia: 50816

OSVDB: 86130