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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (icsma-20-212-01) Philips DreamMapper
31 July 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Philips DreamMapper mobile app
Operating System: Apple iOS
Impact/Access: Access Confidential Data -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2020-14518
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ICS Medical Advisory (ICSMA-20-212-01)
Original release date: July 30, 2020
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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
o CVSS v3 5.3
o ATTENTION: Exploitable remotely/low skill level to exploit
o Vendor: Philips
o Equipment: DreamMapper
o Vulnerability: Insertion of Sensitive Information into Log File
2. RISK EVALUATION
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker access to
the log file information containing descriptive error messages.
3. TECHNICAL DETAILS
3.1 AFFECTED PRODUCTS
The following versions of DreamMapper, a mobile app used to manage sleep apnea,
o DreamMapper Version 2.24 and prior
3.2 VULNERABILITY OVERVIEW
3.2.1 INSERTION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION INTO LOG FILE CWE-532
Information written to log files can give guidance to a potential attacker.
CVE-2020-14518 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
5.3 has been calculated; the CVSS vector string is ( AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/
o CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SECTORS: Healthcare and Public Health
o COUNTRIES/AREAS DEPLOYED: Worldwide
o COMPANY HEADQUARTERS LOCATION: Netherlands
Lutz Weimann, Tim Hirschberg, Issam Hbib, and Florian Mommertz of SRC Security
Research & Consulting GmbH reported this vulnerability to the Federal Office
for Information Security (BSI), Germany, in the context of the BSI project
eCare - Digitization in care reported this to Philips.
Philips plans a new release for the DreamMapper app by June 30, 2021, that
remediates this vulnerability.
Users with questions regarding their specific Philips DreamMapper installations
should contact a Philips service support team or regional service support .
The Philips advisory is available at the following URL: http://www.philips.com/
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 Implement physical security measures to limit or control access to critical
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.
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