Multiple Vendor Medical Devices Hard-Coded Passwords
IntelliShield: Security Activity Bulletin
2013 June 14 18:27 GMT
2013 June 14 18:27 GMT
Multiple vendor medical devices contain a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass security restrictions to the targeted device. Updates are not available.
A vulnerability in a wide range of medical devices from multiple vendors could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to bypass security restrictions to the targeted device.
The vulnerability is due to hard-coded account credentials in the device firmware. An unauthenticated, remote attacker with knowledge of these credentials could exploit this vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to the targeted device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to access sensitive information, change critical settings, or modify device firmware.
Reports indicate that functional exploit code exists; however, it is not known to be publicly available.
Understanding activity on the network provides information and visibility that can be used to identify potential security incidents. Organizations should log events from devices and review the logged data to provide insight into anomalies or malicious activity. For logging best practices, see the Cisco Guide to Harden Cisco IOS Devices.
The security vulnerability applies to the following combinations of products.
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