PT-2012-54: Denial of Service in Siemens Teamcenter

(PT-2012-54) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
Denial of Service in Siemens Teamcenter

Vulnerable product

Siemens Teamcenter
Version: 2007 and 8.0

Application link:

Severity level

Severity level: High
Impact: Denial of Service
Access Vector: Remote  

CVSS v2:
Base Score: 7.8
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

CVE: not assigned

Product description

Teamcenter product life cycle management software helps companies deliver increasingly complex products while maximizing productivity and streamlining global operations.

Vulnerability description

The specialists of Positive Research, the Positive Technologies company research center, found a Denial of Service vulnerability in Siemens Teamcenter.
Teamcenter Secure File Management Service (tcfs) vulnerability exists as inbound TCP string length is not checked. An attacker is able to send a specially crafted request to the service port that leads to denial of service.

How to fix

Update your software up to the latest version

Advisory status

09.10.2012 - Vendor is notified
09.10.2012 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
13.11.2012 - Vendor publishes fix information
04.02.2013 - Public disclosure


The vulnerability has discovered by Ilya Smit, Dmitry Efanov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)


Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:

About Positive Technologies

Positive Technologies is among the key players in the IT security market in Russia.

The principal activities of the company include the development of integrated tools for information security monitoring (MaxPatrol); providing IT security consulting services and technical support; development of the Securitylab leading Russian information security portal.

Among the clients of Positive Technologies, there are more than 40 state enterprises, more than 50 banks and financial organizations, 20 telecommunication companies, more than 40 plant facilities, as well as IT, service and retail companies from Russia, the CIS countries, the Baltic States, China, Ecuador, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mexico, the Republic of South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, and the USA.

Positive Technologies is a team of highly skilled developers, advisers and experts with years of vast hands-on experience. The company specialists possess professional titles and certificates; they are the members of various international societies and are actively involved in the IT security field development.