A set of vulnerabilities in TCP/IP stacks could leave millions of connected medical devices open to attack

Critical vulnerabilities in millions of connected devices used in hospital networks could allow attackers to disrupt medical equipment and patient monitors, as well as Internet of Things devices that control systems and equipment throughout facilities, such as lighting and ventilation systems.

The vulnerable TCP/IP stacks – communications protocols commonly used in connected devices – are also deployed in other industries, including the industrial sector and the automotive industry.

The 13 newly disclosed vulnerabilities in Nucleus Net TCP/IP stacks have been detailed by cybersecurity researchers at Forescout and Medigate. Dubbed Nucleus:13, the findings represent the final part of Project Memoria, an initiative examining vulnerabilities in TCP/IP stacks used in connected devices and how to mitigate them.

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Source: ZDNet