PT-2016-33: Privilege Gaining in Siemens SICAM PAS
(PT-2016-33) Positive Technologies Security Advisory
Privilege Gaining in Siemens SICAM PAS
Siemens SICAM PAS
Version: 7.x and earlier
Severity level: High
Impact: Privilege Gaining
Access Vector: Remote
Base Score: 10
Siemens SICAM PAS (Power Automation System) is a solution for distributed-substation control and management widely adopted in the energy industry.
The specialists of the Positive Research center have detected a Privilege Gaining vulnerability in Siemens SICAM PAS.
SICAM PAS has a factory account with hardcoded passwords, which allows attackers to gain privileged access to the database via TCP port 2638.
How to fix
Update your software up to the latest version
15.01.2016 - Vendor gets vulnerability details
25.11.2016 - Vendor releases fixed version and details
29.11.2016 - Public disclosure
The vulnerability was detected by Ilya Karpov, Positive Research Center (Positive Technologies Company)
Reports on the vulnerabilities previously discovered by Positive Research:
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*Source: IDC Worldwide Security and Vulnerability Management 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares, doc #242465, August 2013. Based on year-over-year revenue growth in 2012 for vendors with revenues of $20M+