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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (icsma-19-353-01) Philips Veradius Unity, Pulsera,
and Endura Dual WAN Routers
20 December 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Philips Veradius Unity
Philips Endura Dual WAN Routers
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Access Privileged Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2019-18263
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ICS Medical Advisory (ICSMA-19-353-01)
Philips Veradius Unity, Pulsera, and Endura Dual WAN Routers
Original release date: December 19, 2019
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 5.3
o Vendor: Philips
o Equipment: Veradius Unity, Pulsera, and Endura Dual WAN Router
o Vulnerability: Inadequate Encryption Strength
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could compromise the management
interface of the front end router impacting the availability of data transfer
via wireless communication.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
Philips reports the following Veradius Unity, Pulsera, and Endura Dual WAN
Routers are affected:
o Veradius Unity (718132) with wireless option (shipped between 2016-August
o Veradius Unity (718132) with ViewForum option (shipped between 2016-August
o Pulsera (718095) and Endura (718075) with wireless option (shipped between
26-June-2017 through 07-August 2018)
o Pulsera (718095) and Endura (718075) with ViewForum option (shipped between
26-June-2017 through 07-August 2018)
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 INADEQUATE ENCRYPTION STRENGTH CWE-326
The router software uses an encryption scheme that is not strong enough for the
level of protection required.
CVE-2019-18263 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
5.3 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is ( AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/
o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Healthcare and Public Health
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Netherlands
Daniel Yagudayev from New York Presbyterian Hospital reported this
vulnerability to Philips.
Philips has a solution available for users who have the wireless or ViewForum
option in their product to update the configuration of the Dual WAN router.
Philips contact information is available at the following link: Philips
Customer Service .
Please see the Philips product security website for the latest security
information for Philips products.
CISA 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.
o Where additional information is needed, refer to existing cybersecurity in
medical device guidance issued by the FDA .
CISA reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk
assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
CISA 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
on the ICS webpage on us-cert.gov in the Technical Information Paper,
ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation
Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their
established internal procedures and report their findings to CISA 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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