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Entry type: Download Entry ID: 109740929, Entry date: 10/10/2016

Security mitigation for SIMATIC products with user-defined installation path

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The "Quote Automation Services" security tool for SIMATIC products provided by download in this entry mitigates a potential security issue that is described in the associated Security Advisory.

Security Advisory
The Security Advisory is available at the following link on the Internet:

"Quote Automation Services" security tool
 Registrierung notwendig QuoteAutomationServices.zip (1,9 MB)

After the exe file has been started, a dialog box opens. Under "Status", the number of affected Siemens services is displayed. By using the "Quote Siemens services" button the potential security issue is mitigated. The security tool will subsequently show the updated status.

You need administrator rights to run the security tool.

The following screenshot shows a system with one affected Siemens service:

After accepting the "License Terms and Conditions", the affected Siemens service can be corrected with the "Quote Siemens services" button. The next screenshot shows the status after the correction with "All Siemens services are quoted":

Security information
In order to protect technical infrastructures, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art IT security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions constitute one element of such a concept. For more information about cyber security, please visit