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Beckhoff TwinCAT Scope View File Processing Vulnerability

Disclosed March 2, 2012    Zeroday : 1313 days

Vulnerability Description:

TwinCAT contains a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability within TCatScopeView.exe, when parsing SVW (Scope View) files. Successful exploitation may allow an attacker to arbitrarily execute code within the context of the currently logged on user.


Beckhoff Automation GmbH

Vulnerable Software/Devices:

  • TwinCAT 2.x

Vulnerability Severity:


Exploit Availability:

Publicly Available

Exploit Impact:

Remote Code Execution
Exploitation of this vulnerability is possible through the use of methods like drive-by attacks. Remote attackers who successfully exploit this vulnerability will be able to execute code on the vulnerable system with the same rights as the currently logged on user.

BeyondTrust Prevention and Detection:

BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.

  • 15981 - Beckhoff TwinCAT Scope View Vulnerability (Zero-Day)


No mitigation is currently available.