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AUSCERT Security Bulletin
Vulnerabilities in SIMATIC WinCC, PCS 7 and WinCC in TIA Portal
25 November 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Siemens SIMATIC WinCC
Siemens SIMATIC PCS 7
Siemens TIA Portal
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2014-8552 CVE-2014-8551
Member content until: Thursday, December 25 2014
Siemens has identified two vulnerabilities which affect the
following Siemens products:
1. Siemens SIMATIC WinCC all versions of 7.0 SP2 and earlier and 7.0
SP3, V7.2 prior to Update 9 and V7.3 prior to Update2.
2. Siemens SIMATIC PCS 7 versions V7.1 SP4 and earlier, V8.0 and V8.1.
3. Siemens TIA Portal (with WinCC Professional Runtime) V13 prior to
Update 6. 
The vendor has provided the following details regarding the
CVE-2014-8551: "A component within WinCC could allow remote code
execution for unauthenticated users if specially crafted packets are
sent to the WinCC server.
CVE-2014-8552: "A component within WinCC could allow unauthenticated
users to extract arbitrary files from the WinCC server if specially
crafted packets are sent to the server".
The vendor strongly recommends users upgrade to the new versions as
soon as possible. 
 SSA-134508: Vulnerabilities in SIMATIC WinCC, PCS 7 and WinCC in
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