CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2017-12714

Improper Restriction of Power Consumption

Published: Apr 25, 2018 | Modified: Oct 09, 2019
CVSS 3.x
6.5
MEDIUM
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVSS 2.x
6.1 MEDIUM
AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Abbott Laboratories pacemakers manufactured prior to Aug 28, 2017 do not restrict or limit the number of correctly formatted RF wake-up commands that can be received, which may allow a nearby attacker to repeatedly send commands to reduce pacemaker battery life. CVSS v3 base score: 5.3, CVSS vector string: AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H. Abbott has developed a firmware update to help mitigate the identified vulnerabilities.

Weakness

The product operates in an environment in which power is a limited resource that cannot be automatically replenished, but the product does not properly restrict the amount of power that its operation consumes.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Accent_firmware Abbott * *

Extended Description

In environments such as embedded or mobile devices, power can be a limited resource such as a battery, which cannot be automatically replenished by the product itself, and the device might not always be directly attached to a reliable power source. If the product uses too much power too quickly, then this could cause the device (and subsequently, the product) to stop functioning until power is restored, or increase the financial burden on the device owner because of increased power costs. Normal operation of an application will consume power. However, in some cases, an attacker could cause the application to consume more power than intended, using components such as:

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