Access:7 vulnerabilities impact medical and IoT devices


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Feb 4, 2016
A set of seven vulnerabilities collectively tracked as Access:7 have been found in PTC’s Axeda agent, a solution used for remote access and management of over 150 connected devices from more than 100 vendors.

Three of the security issues received a severity score of at least 9.4 (critical) and could be exploited for remote code execution on devices running a vulnerable version of the Axeda agent.
Developed by Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), the Axeda platform through locally deployed agents provides telemetry data from IoT devices on the network and the option for remote service.

Axeda agents can run on a wide variety of connected systems, devices in the healthcare industry being more prevalent, which makes them attractive targets for supply-chain attacks.

Critical, remote code execution bugs​

Security researchers at Forescout’s Vedere Labs and CyberMDX- a Forescout company since February 1st, found that all Axeda agent versions lower than 6.9.3 are vulnerable to a set of seven security flaws.
Dubbed Access:7, the impact of these issues ranges from information disclosure and denial-of-service (DoS) to remote code execution.

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