[Control Systems] Siemens Security Updates

Number: AV17-131
Date: September 5, 2017


The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to Siemens security updates for products using the Discovery Service of the OPC UA protocol stack by the OPC foundation.


Siemens released security updates for the Discovery Service of the OPC UA protocol stack to address an Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference. A low skilled remote user could potentially exploit this vulnerability by sending specially crafted packets to the OPC Discovery Server at Port 4840/TCP and access various resources.

Affected products:

• SIMATIC PCS 7 - V7.1 and earlier versions, V8.0: All versions, V8.1: All versions.
• SIMATIC WinCC - V7.0: All versions, V7.2: All versions, V7.3: All versions, V7.4: All versions prior to V7.4   SP1.
• SIMATIC WinCC Runtime Professional - V13: All versions, V14: All versions prior to V14 SP1.
• SIMATIC NET PC Software: All versions.
• SIMATIC IT Production Suite: All versions.

CVE Reference: CVE-2017-12069

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly. For more information, please refer to the ICS-CERT references.


SIEMENS Security Advisory SSA-535640:

ICS-CERT Advisory (ICSA-17-243-01):

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