Cleartext storage of sensitive information in Siemens QMS Automotive

Published: 2022-11-09 | Updated: 2023-09-13
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


Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 1 vulnerabilities.

Updated 13.09.2023

Added a fixed version.

1) Cleartext storage of sensitive information

EUVDB-ID: #VU69173

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:A/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

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: before 12.39

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the local network (LAN).

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.