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Current Version: V1.0
CVSS v3.1 Base Score: 7.8
Affected Product and Versions Remediation

All versions >= V8.00 < V8.22
affected by CVE-2023-38640

Install the Security Patch (available at en/view/109824392/), which can be applied to versions V8.00 to V8.21

Update to V8.22 or later version

All versions >= V8.00 < V8.20
affected by CVE-2023-45205

Install the Security Patch (available at en/view/109824392/), which can be applied to versions V8.00 to V8.21

Update to V8.20 or later version
  • Ensure that only trusted persons have access to the system and avoid the configuration of additional local accounts on the server

Product-specific remediations or mitigations can be found in the section Affected Products and Solution.
Please follow the General Security Recommendations.

Operators of critical power systems (e.g. TSOs or DSOs) worldwide are usually required by regulations to build resilience into the power grids by applying multi-level redundant secondary protection schemes. It is therefore recommended that the operators check whether appropriate resilient protection measures are in place. The risk of cyber incidents impacting the grid's reliability can thus be minimized by virtue of the grid design. Siemens strongly recommends applying the provided security updates using the corresponding tooling and documented procedures made available with the product. If supported by the product, an automated means to apply the security updates across multiple product instances may be used. Siemens strongly recommends prior validation of any security update before being applied, and supervision by trained staff of the update process in the target environment. As a general security measure Siemens strongly recommends to protect network access with appropriate mechanisms (e.g. firewalls, segmentation, VPN). It is advised to configure the environment according to our operational guidelines in order to run the devices in a protected IT environment.

Recommended security guidelines can be found at:

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The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSS scoring system in version 3.1 (CVSS v3.1) ( The CVSS environmental score is specific to the customer’s environment and will impact the overall CVSS score. The environmental score should therefore be individually defined by the customer to accomplish final scoring.

An additional classification has been performed using the CWE classification, a community-developed list of common software security weaknesses. This serves as a common language and as a baseline for weakness identification, mitigation, and prevention efforts. A detailed list of CWE classes can be found at:

CVSS v3.1 Base Score 6.6
CWE CWE-732: Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource
CVSS v3.1 Base Score 7.8
CWE CWE-732: Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource

The Security Patch ( is suitable only for use with SICAM PAS/PQS V8.00 to V8.21. It will be integral part of the future releases of SICAM PAS/PQS (V8.22 and later versions).

Note that CVE-2023-45205 is already fixed in V8.20, but can be fixed as well, along with CVE-2023-38640, in earlier versions by applying the Security Patch.

V1.0 (2023-10-10): Publication Date