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Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities in Philips IntelliSpace System Exposes Sensitive Cardiac Patient Information


The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Readiness Team (ICS-CERT) and Philips Healthcare issued a warning after discovering cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the Philips' IntelliSpace Cardiovascular (ISCV) and Xcelera cardiology image and information management software.

According to the ICS-CERT, “Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker with local access and users privileges to the ISCV/Xcelera server to escalate privileges on the ISCV/Xcelera server and execute arbitrary code."

The ICS-CERT found two different vulnerabilities in the Philips IntelliSpace System that are identified as Improper Privilege Management (CVE-2018-14787) and Unquoted Search Path or Element (CVE-2018-14789). Luckily, both the vulnerabilities are not critical, but it could allow hackers to execute arbitrary code, and gain access to the patient details.

The vulnerabilities affect Version 3.1 or earlier of IntelliSpace Cardiovascular, and the version 4.1 or...(continued)
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