Cleartext storage of sensitive information in Siemens QMS Automotive

Published: 2022-11-09 | Updated: 2022-11-11
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-43958
Exploitation vector Local network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
QMS Automotive
Server applications / SCADA systems

Vendor Siemens

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Cleartext storage of sensitive information

EUVDB-ID: #VU69173

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-43958

CWE-ID: CWE-312 - Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to user credentials are stored in plaintext in the database. A remote user on the local network can gain access to credentials and impersonate other users.


Follow vendor's instructions to enable encryption for user passwords.

Vulnerable software versions

QMS Automotive: All versions

CPE2.3 External links

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