– The healthcare sector has remained a critical target for hackers for the past five years. But despite a strong trust heritage Technology has repeatedly warned industry players that many vendors continue to face problems Patch Known defects in time.
Lots of patch management Challenges exist in healthcare given the extreme number of devices that providers rely on for day-to-day operations and patient care. Security researchers have shared several case studies from Vendors learn that their estimates of devices connected to the network are often dramatically lower than the actual amount.
These challenges have only been exacerbated amid the COVID-19 response, With Threat actors working to Take advantage of the expansion of remote work and telehealth as well as the pandemic fears for your financial gain. Many threat actors attack known security vulnerabilities to gain a foothold on corporate networks and take advantage of them frequently stolen Credentials and brute force Attacks on Vulnerable Endpoints.
In the light of Healthcare security officers should check their device during these attacks Stocks to ensure accuracy and then to discuss with their providers whether they have apall security updates applied.
In this sense HealthITSecurity.com has compiled some of the most critical vulnerabilities uncovered in the past six months urgently need attention. This is by no means an exhaustive list.
Microsoft Windows 10 Server Message Block 3.1.1 (SMBv3)
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early MarchDHS CISA urged organizations in all sectors to review a Microsoft recommendation on a critical vVulnerability found in the Server Message Block 3.1.1 (SMBv3) all Windows 10 platforms and server versions 1903 and 1909. Legacy pLatforms were not affected as the bug is in a new feature in Windows 10 versions.
The vulnerability was CVE-2020-0796 accidentally revealed from the technology giant without a software update and the patch was made available two days later.
Remote code execution is the way the SMB protocol handles some requests. If a hacker successfully exploits the bug, he can exEcute any code on the target server or SMB client. Reports found the bug wormable, similar to 2017 I could cry Cyberattacks.
Despite the gravity of the bug, DHS warned CISA in June that hackers successfully exploited the bug in organizations that had not applied the patch provided. A functional, publicly available POC is capable Take advantage of the vulnerability that hackers can use to target exposed systems.
The officials urged the organizations not only to apply the patch provided to CVE-2020-0796, but to ensure that any software updates deployed were applied to known security vulnerabilities.
Bluetooth low energy errors in various medical devices
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The Food and Drug Administration warned of a number of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) flaws March, Used in a number of products developed by several microchip manufacturers such as: Texas Instruments, NXP, Cypress, Dialog Semiconductors, and others used in various medical devices.
A successful exploit would allow an attacker to remotely crash a device or access its data. Synchronized SweynTooththe error can cause the device to crash and stop its functionor access internal functions that are normally only available to an authorized user.
Worse, the vulnerability is installed in medical devices worn or implanted by patients, as well as in patient monitors, IoT wearable products, electrocardiograms, and a host of other devices that could affect patient safety.
Medical device manufacturers have checked which devices could be affected SweynToothas well as possible renovation recommendations. Some manufacturers have also created software updates to fix the error.
Ripple20 bug in IoT medical devices
JSOF researchers reported a group of 19 vulnerabilities in June called Ripple20, which affects hundreds of millions of connected devices – including a wide variety of IoT medical devices Equipment.
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Found in the widely used TCP / IP communications stack and software library developed by Trek, Contains Ripple20 multiple errors executing remote code.
The majority of The security holes are caused by errors in the memory mManagement and “historically related KASAGO TCP / IP middleware from Zuken Elmic (earlier Elmic Systems) is also affected by some of these vulnerabilities. “
If exploited, a hacker can perform a variety of malicious activities including data theft and disruption of device functionality. Four of 19 vulnerabilities were rated critical, two were listed as the highest severity, and two were rated 9.0 out of 10. An error could cause an information leak.
The full impact of the bug is not yet known as some of the vendors affected are also deploying software based on the bug Trek Design.
“The interesting thing about Ripple20 is the incredible extent of its impact, amplified by the supply chain factor,” the researchers said at the time. “The widespread adoption of the software library (and its internal vulnerabilities) was a natural consequence of the” ripple effect “of the supply chain.”
“A single vulnerable component, while relatively small in and of itself, can ripple outward and affect a wide variety of industries, applications, businesses, and people,” they added.
According to the security report Researcher told HealthITSecurity.com that the healthcare sector is hardest hit by Ripple20 flaws, with more than 52,000 medical device models the Trek Technology. Given that software updates are likely to come in waves, patch management of the bug is time consuming.
Vulnerabilities in Virtual Private Network (VPN)
in the 2019, DHS CISA warned of vulnerabilities in a number of VPN products from various vendors, including Pulse Secure, FortiGuard and Palo Alto Networks. A Exploit would allow remote code execution.
All providers have released software updates, but in January 2020The agency reported that many organizations did not apply the patches that were provided.
As a result, hackers actively targeted the errors and exploited them to take control of the vulnerable systems, making remote cyberattacks possible. As the COVID-19 The pandemic has spurred the expansion of telehealth, remote patient care and patient care Telework, VPN usage has skyrocketed – and the risk is followed.
F.Hackers who further increased the risk leaked more than 900 companies VPN server passwords in the dark web in plain text, while DHS CISA even warned that patched VPNs were continue to be exploited on systems with weak password management.
Baxter, BD Alaris, and Biotronik Medical Device Errors
DHS CISA pushed Organizations to apply software updates or other corrective actions to six critical vulnerabilities in multiple Baxter and Biotronik medical devices that could allow an attacker to conduct a DDoS attack or change system configurations Device data with simultaneous impairment of patient data.
Four of the shortcomings are with Baxter ExactaMix, PrismaFlex and PrimsaMax, Sigma Spectrum Infusion Pumps and Hemodialysis Delivery System that the provider has reported to CISA. The Devices transmit confidential data in clear text, while errors are in hard-coded data Passwords and authentication.
The vulnerability in the BD Alaris PCU Infusion Pump would also allow a hacker to launch a DDoS attack and disconnect the device from the corporate wireless network. Meanwhile, Faults in Biotronik CardioMessenger II devices include the lack of encryption of sensitive data, saved passwords in a recoverable format, incorrect authentication and confidential data that is transmitted in clear text.
Software updates for some of these errors are pending, but vendors have provided all correction methods.
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