Siemens Desigo PXM Devices Improper Neutralization of Special Elements Used in an OS Command (CVE-2022-40176)

high Tenable OT Security Plugin ID 500769


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).
There exists an Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command with root privileges during a restore operation due to the missing validation of the names of files included in the input package. By restoring a specifically crafted package, a remote low- privileged attacker can execute arbitrary system commands with root privileges on the device, leading to a full compromise.

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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: 500769

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: Tenable.ot

Published: 1/25/2023

Updated: 4/11/2024

Supported Sensors: Tenable OT Security

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-40176


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/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-2022-40176

CWE: 78