Siemens Security Advisory

Number: AV15-114
Date: 2 December 2015


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to a recently released Siemens Security Advisory, SSA-763427.


Siemens has identified an authentication bypass vulnerability in it’s SIMATIC Communication Processor devices.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow unauthenticated users to perform administrative operations on the SIMATIC Communication Processor under certain conditions.

CVE: CVE-2015-8214

Products affected:

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released update if applicable. In addition, please refer to guidelines and mitigation strategies outlined by Siemens concerning affected applications.


Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

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