PT-2013-51: Open Redirect Vulnerability in Siemens Simatic WinCC TIA Portal
(PT-2013-51) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
Open Redirect Vulnerability in Siemens Simatic WinCC TIA Portal
Siemens Simatic WinCC TIA Portal
Version: 12.0 and earlier
Severity level: Medium
Impact: Redirect users to arbitrary web sites
Access Vector: Remote
Base Score: 5.8
WinCC TIA Portal is part of a new, integrated engineering concept which offers a uniform engineering environment for programming and configuration of control, visualization and drive solutions.
The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected "Open Redirect" vulnerability in Siemens Simatic WinCC TIA Portal.
Open redirect vulnerability in Siemens WinCC (TIA Portal) allows remote attackers to redirect users to arbitrary web sites and conduct phishing attacks by leveraging improper configuration of SIMATIC HMI panels by the WinCC product.
How to fix
Update your software up to the latest version
15.05.2012 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
31.07.2013 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
19.08.2013 - Public disclosure
The vulnerability was discovered by Timur Yunusov, Sergey Bobrov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)
Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:
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