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Many drug pumps open to variety of security flaws


Threatpost - (National) A security researcher revealed severe vulnerabilities in several drug-infusion pumps manufactured by Hospira, including the Plum A+, PCA LifeCare, and Symbiq pumps, which run the same software as the known-susceptible PCA3 and PCA5 pumps. An unauthenticated remote root shell and hard-coded local credentials are among the vulnerabilities which leave the devices open to security risks.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:26