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7PK - Security Features


Severity Medium
Score 4.7/10


Siemens SIMATIC STEP 7 (TIA Portal) before 14 improperly stores pre-shared key data in TIA project files, which makes it easier for local users to obtain sensitive information by leveraging access to a file and conducting a brute-force attack.

  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE

CWE-254 - Security Features

Security features are integrated into the application infrastructure to protect its resources and the trusted environment against a known exploit, threat, or vulnerability. However, flawed, disabled, or absent security features expose the application to a variety of attacks. This is a multidimensional vulnerability with broad potential impact. It can lead to defacement, confidentiality compromise, system takeover, etc.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published