Remote code execution in GE Proficy CIMPLICITY HMI

Published: 2014-02-14
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2014-0751
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Server applications / SCADA systems

Vendor GE Digital

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Improper access control


Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 8.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2014-0751

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper access control and incorrect validation of the szScreen field when processing file uploads within the CimWebServer component. A remote unauthenticated attacker can upload and execute arbitrary file on the target system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability has been exploited in targeted attacks.


The vulnerability is present in Proficy HMI/SCADA – CIMPLICITY: Version 4.01 and greater.

To resolve the issue, install Proficy HMI/SCADA – CIMPLICITY 8.2 SIM 24:

Vulnerable software versions


CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.