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CVE-2011-3386 Detail

Description

Unspecified vulnerability in Medtronic Paradigm wireless insulin pump 512, 522, 712, and 722 allows remote attackers to modify the delivery of an insulin bolus dose and cause a denial of service (adverse human health effects) via unspecified vectors involving wireless communications and knowledge of the device's serial number, as demonstrated by Jerome Radcliffe at the Black Hat USA conference in August 2011. NOTE: the vendor has disputed the severity of this issue, saying "we believe the risk of deliberate, malicious, or unauthorized manipulation of medical devices is extremely low... we strongly believe it would be extremely difficult for a third-party to wirelessly tamper with your insulin pump... you would be able to detect tones on the insulin pump that weren't intentionally programmed and could intervene accordingly."

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/02/2011

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://sixuntilme.com/blog2/2011/08/hacked_jay_radcliffe_insulin_p.html
http://www.darkreading.com/security/vulnerabilities/231300312/getting-root-on-the-human-body.html
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/04/insulin-pumps-vulnerable-to-hacking/?test=faces
http://www.hanselman.com/blog/HackersCanKillDiabeticsWithInsulinPumpsFromAHalfMileAwayUmNoFactsVsJournalisticFearMongering.aspx
http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/vulnerabilities/231600265
http://www.loop-blog.com/Blog_Full_Post?id=a09C000000Dbz3JIAR
http://www.scmagazineus.com/black-hat-insulin-pumps-can-be-hacked/article/209106/
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/69643

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2011-3386
NVD Published Date:
09/02/2011
NVD Last Modified:
08/28/2017