Bugs in a popular hospital pump may let attackers alter drug dosages

Healthcare security firm CyberMDX has discovered two bugs affecting a popular infusion pump, allowing hijackers to remotely access and control it. Homeland Security has disclosed the vulnerabilities in the Alaris Gateway Workstation, a hospital pump that delivers fluids into a patient’s body in a controlled manner, detailing how they can be exploited and fixed. The researchers found that attackers could exploit the bugs to install malware on the pump’s onboard computer running Windows CE, which powers and controls the device.
Via: TechCrunch
Source: CyberMD, Department of Homeland Security


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