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MEDHOST Perioperative Information Management System contains hard-coded database credentials

Vulnerability Note VU#482135

Original Release Date: 2016-05-26 | Last Revised: 2016-05-26

Overview

MEDHOST Perioperative Information Management System (PIMS) versions prior to 2015R1 contain hard-coded credentials that are used for customer database access.

Description

CWE-798: Use of Hard-coded Credentials - CVE-2016-4328

MEDHOST PIMS, previously branded as VPIMS, contains hard-coded credentials that are used for customer database access. An attacker with knowledge of the hard-coded credentials and the ability to communicate directly with the application database server may be able to obtain or modify sensitive patient information.

Impact

An attacker with knowledge of the hard-coded credentials and the ability to communicate directly with the application database server may be able to obtain or modify patient information.

Solution

Apply an upgrade

The vendor has addressed the use of hard-coded credentials in PIMS 2015R1 and newer versions. Administrators are encouraged to upgrade to the latest release.

Restrict network access

As a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks. Restricting access would prevent an attacker from using the hard-coded credentials from a blocked network location.

Vendor Information

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MEDHOST

Notified:  March 17, 2016 Updated:  May 16, 2016

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 8.3 AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Temporal 6.9 E:F/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 2 CDP:LM/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:H/AR:H

References

Credit

Thanks to Daniel Dunstedter for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Joel Land.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2016-4328
Date Public: 2016-05-26
Date First Published: 2016-05-26
Date Last Updated: 2016-05-26 17:37 UTC
Document Revision: 13

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