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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (icsma-19-192-01) Philips Holter 2010 Plus
12 July 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Philips Holter 2010 Plus
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2019-10968
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ICS Medical Advisory (ICSMA-19-192-01)
Philips Holter 2010 Plus
Original release date: July 11, 2019
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 1.9
o Vendor : Philips
o Equipment : Philips Holter 2010
o Vulnerability : Use of Obsolete Function
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability under certain conditions can lead
to a product feature escalation.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of Holter 2010 Plus, a 12-lead EKG analysis software
program, are affected:
o Holter 2010 Plus, all versions
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 USE OF OBSOLETE FUNCTION CWE-477
A vulnerability has been identified that may allow system options that were not
purchased to be enabled.
CVE-2019-10968 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
1.9 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is ( AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/
o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS : Healthcare and Public Health
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED : Worldwide
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION : Netherlands
Philips reported this vulnerability to NCCIC.
Philips recommends users implement role-based access controls to control
physical access to the system. Further controls are provided by the multiple
components required to exploit the vulnerability.
Please see the Philips product security website for the latest security
information for Philips products: https://www.philips.com/productsecurity.
NCCIC recommends users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of
exploitation of this vulnerability. Specifically, users should:
o Restrict system access to authorized personnel only and follow a least
o Apply defense-in-depth strategies.
o Disable unnecessary accounts and services.
Where additional information is needed, follow this link to existing
cybersecurity in medical device guidance issued by the FDA .
NCCIC reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk
assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
NCCIC also provides a section for control systems security recommended
practices on the ICS webpage on us-cert.gov . Several recommended practices are
available for reading and download, including Improving Industrial Control
Systems Cybersecurity with Defense-in-Depth Strategies .
Additional mitigation guidance and recommended practices are publicly available
in the Technical Information Paper, ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber
Intrusion Detection and Mitigation Strategies .
Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their
established internal procedures and report their findings to NCCIC for tracking
and correlation against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability. This
vulnerability is not exploitable remotely. High skill level is needed to
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