MEDHOST Perioperative Information Management System contains hard-coded database credentials
Original Release date: 26 May 2016 | Last revised: 26 May 2016

Overview
MEDHOST Perioperative Information Management System (PIMS) versions prior to 2015R1 contain hard-coded credentials that are used for customer database access.

Description

CWE-798: Use of Hard-coded Credentials – CVE-2016-4328
MEDHOST PIMS, previously branded as VPIMS, contains hard-coded credentials that are used for customer database access.

An attacker with knowledge of the hard-coded credentials and the ability to communicate directly with the application database server may be able to obtain or modify sensitive patient information.

Impact

An attacker with knowledge of the hard-coded credentials and the ability to communicate directly with the application database server may be able to obtain or modify patient information.

Solution

Apply an upgradeThe vendor has addressed the use of hard-coded credentials in PIMS 2015R1 and newer versions.

Administrators are encouraged to upgrade to the latest release.

Restrict network accessAs a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks. Restricting access would prevent an attacker from using the hard-coded credentials from a blocked network location.

Vendor Information (Learn More)
Vendor
Status
Date Notified
Date Updated
MEDHOST
Affected
17 Mar 2016
16 May 2016
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
Group
Score
Vector
Base
8.3
AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Temporal
6.9
E:F/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental
2.0
CDP:LM/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:H/AR:H

References

Credit
Thanks to Daniel Dunstedter for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Joel Land.

Other Information
CVE IDs: CVE-2016-4328
Date Public: 26 May 2016
Date First Published: 26 May 2016
Date Last Updated: 26 May 2016
Document Revision: 13

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