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9 Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Found in Philips E-Alert Tool

Nine cybersecurity vulnerabilities have been found in the Philips e-Alert Unit, a tool that monitors MRI system performance, according to an Aug. 30 ICS-CERT advisory.

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By Fred Donovan

- Nine cybersecurity vulnerabilities have been found in the Philips e-Alert Unit, a tool that monitors MRI system performance, according to an Aug. 30 ICS-CERT advisory.

Attackers could exploit these vulnerabilities to compromise user contact details, unit integrity, or unit availability. They could provide unexpected input into the application, execute arbitrary code, display unit information, or crash the e-Alert unit.

The vulnerabilities include improper input validation, cross-site scripting, information exposure, incorrect default permissions, cleartext transmission of sensitive information, cross-site request forgery, session fixation, resource exhaustion, and use of hard-coded credentials.

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