B. Braun Medical Fixes Redirect Issue

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 02:05 PM gHale


B. Braun Medical created a software update for its SpaceCom module to mitigate an open redirect vulnerability, according to a report with ICS-CERT.

Marc Ruef and Rocco Gagliardi of scip AG found the remotely exploitable vulnerability in its SpaceCom module, which is integrated into the SpaceStation docking station.

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The following versions of the SpaceCom module, used with the SpaceStation docking station, suffer from the issue:
• SpaceStation with SpaceCom module (integrated as part number 8713142U), software versions prior to Version 012U000040
• SpaceStation (part number 8713140U) with installed SpaceCom module (part number 8713160U), software versions prior to Version 012U000040

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow URL redirection to untrusted web sites.

B. Braun Medical Inc. is a U.S.-based company and is part of a global B. Braun group of companies.

The affected product, SpaceCom module, is a data communication interface used with a SpaceStation docking station for multiple intravenous infusion pumps. B. Braun Medical, SpaceCom modules end up deployed across the Healthcare and Public Health Sector. B. Braun Medical estimates this product is only used in the United States.

In the vulnerability, the web server of the affected product accepts untrusted input which could allow attackers to redirect the request to an unintended URL contained within untrusted input.

CVE-2017-6018 is the case number assigned to this vulnerability, which has a CVSS v3 base score of 5.4.

No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability. However, an attacker with a low skill level would be able to exploit this vulnerability.

B. Braun Medical released a software update, Version 012U000040, for the SpaceCom module, which is a data communication interface used with the SpaceStation docking station. B. Braun Medical’s software update, Version 012U000040, along with instructions for downloading and installing the software update, are available on the B. Braun Medical portal at the following location (with valid account).

B. Braun Medical has directly notified affected customers using the SpaceCom module to inform them of the software update.

For B. Braun Medical portal account assistance, contact B. Braun Technical Support at: 1-800-627-7867, or send an email.

ICS-CERT in collaboration with B. Braun Medical recommends that users take defensive measures to minimize the risk of exploitation of this vulnerability. Specifically, users should:
• Minimize network exposure for all medical devices and/or systems, and ensure that they are not accessible from the Internet
• Locate all medical devices and remote devices behind firewalls, and isolate them from the business network
• When remote access is required, use secure methods, such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), recognizing that VPNs may have vulnerabilities and should be updated to the most current version available. Also recognize that VPN is only as secure as the connected devices



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