Siemens Desigo PXM Devices Improper Neutralization of Encoded Uri Schemes in a Web Page (CVE-2022-40181)

high Tenable OT Security Plugin ID 500731


The remote OT asset is affected by a vulnerability.


A vulnerability has been identified in Desigo PXM30-1 (All versions < V02.20.126.11-41), Desigo PXM30.E (All versions < V02.20.126.11-41), Desigo PXM40-1 (All versions < V02.20.126.11-41), Desigo PXM40.E (All versions < V02.20.126.11-41), Desigo PXM50-1 (All versions < V02.20.126.11-41), Desigo PXM50.E (All versions < V02.20.126.11-41), PXG3.W100-1 (All versions < V02.20.126.11-37), PXG3.W100-2 (All versions < V02.20.126.11-41), PXG3.W200-1 (All versions < V02.20.126.11-37), PXG3.W200-2 (All versions < V02.20.126.11-41). The device embedded browser does not prevent interaction with alternative URI schemes when redirected to corresponding resources by web application code. By setting the homepage URI, the favorite URIs, or redirecting embedded browser users via JavaScript code to alternative scheme resources, a remote low privileged attacker can perform a range of attacks against the device, such as read arbitrary files on the filesystem, execute arbitrary JavaScript code in order to steal or manipulate the information on the screen, or trigger denial of service conditions.

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Siemens has released updates for the affected products and recommends users update to the latest versions:

- Desigo PXM30-1: Update to V02.20.126.11-41 or later
- Desigo PXM30.E: Update to V02.20.126.11-41 or later
- Desigo PXM40-1: Update to V02.20.126.11-41 or later
- Desigo PXM40.E: Update to V02.20.126.11-41 or later
- Desigo PXM50-1: Update to V02.20.126.11-41 or later
- Desigo PXM50.E: Update to V02.20.126.11-41 or later
- PXG3.W100-1: Update to V02.20.126.11-37 or later
- PXG3.W100-2: Update to V02.20.126.11-41 or later
- PXG3.W200-1: Update to V02.20.126.11-37 or later
- PXG3.W200-2: Update to V02.20.126.11-41 or later

As a general security measure, Siemens recommends protecting network access to devices with appropriate mechanisms. To operate the devices in a protected IT environment, Siemens recommends configuring the environment according to Siemens’ operational guidelines for industrial security and following recommendations in the product manuals.

Additional information on industrial security by Siemens can be found on the Siemens industrial security webpage.

For more information, see the associated Siemens Security Advisory in HTML or CSAF formats.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 500731

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: Tenable.ot

Published: 1/25/2023

Updated: 3/4/2024

Supported Sensors: Tenable OT Security

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.7

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-40181


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:siemens:desigo_pxm30-1_firmware, cpe:/o:siemens:desigo_pxm30.e_firmware, cpe:/o:siemens:desigo_pxm40-1_firmware, cpe:/o:siemens:desigo_pxm40.e_firmware, cpe:/o:siemens:desigo_pxm50-1_firmware, cpe:/o:siemens:desigo_pxm50.e_firmware, cpe:/o:siemens:pxg3.w100-1_firmware, cpe:/o:siemens:pxg3.w100-2_firmware, cpe:/o:siemens:pxg3.w200-1_firmware, cpe:/o:siemens:pxg3.w200-2_firmware

Required KB Items: Tenable.ot/Siemens

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/11/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/11/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-40181

CWE: 84