Vulnerability Note VU#548399

Dentsply Sirona CDR DICOM contains multiple hard-coded credentials

Original Release date: 06 Sep 2016 | Last revised: 07 Sep 2016


The Dentsply Sirona (previously known as Shick Technologies) CDR DICOM is software for managing medical dental records. CDR DICOM contains several hard-coded credentials allowing administrative or root access.


CWE-798: Use of Hard-coded Credentials - CVE-2016-6530

Dentsply Sirona CDR DICOM version 5 and below contains several hard-coded database credentials allowing administrative or root access.


A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to gain administrative access to the CDR DICOM database.


Update the credentials

Dentsply Sirona has provided the following statement, which offers guidance for users wishing to mitigate this issue by changing their database credentials. Affected users may contact Dentsply Sirona Customer Service for more information.

CDR Dicom uses default passwords to optimize its installation and to expedite the setup and configuration of the software. A potential risk exists where unauthorized individuals with knowledge of the default passwords, and internal access to CDR's SQL database, could retrieve the patient information stored by CDR exams.

Mitigation of this issue can be achieved in several ways. Ensuring network access to patient information is protected from improper use is one approach. Another would be to replace the default passwords with user-selected ones. This can be accomplished during a custom installation of SQL Server or by modifying the default credentials after installation.

Additional Information about the default passwords used by CDR, the options for mitigation, and general recommendation on keeping patient data safe, can be found on the company website at the following link:

You may also consider the following workaround:

Restrict network access

Use a firewall or similar technology to restrict access to trusted hosts, networks, and services.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Dentsply SironaAffected12 Jul 201607 Sep 2016
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 10.0 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Temporal 9.5 E:F/RL:ND/RC:C
Environmental 7.1 CDP:ND/TD:M/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Justin Shafer for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Garret Wassermann.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2016-6530
  • Date Public: 06 Sep 2016
  • Date First Published: 06 Sep 2016
  • Date Last Updated: 07 Sep 2016
  • Document Revision: 38


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