Product Security

Committed to proactively addressing the
security concerns of our customers

To guide our efforts, we have created a global policy to address the evolving nature of security in medical technology, including product feature requirements, security threat assessment and tracking, and compliance with local government standards.

Security Advisory & Archive

 

Philips Xper-IM vulnerability information (14 Jul 2016)

 

In the second quarter of 2016, Philips was contacted by security researchers regarding potential security vulnerabilities with the Philips Xper-IM Connect system. As part of our Responsible Disclosure policy and processes, Philips has been in collaboration with the security researchers investigating this issue to promptly and transparently address the identified vulnerabilities in the Xper-IM Connect system.


The joint analysis by Philips and the researchers determined that Xper-IM Connect systems running on unsupported Windows XP operating systems and outdated product software were vulnerable to a number of potential exploits, which if implemented, could result in a remote attacker gaining access to an affected system.


The Philips product security team was able to confirm that all of the reported vulnerabilities in the Xper-IM Connect system are remediated by upgrading to the minimum specification of Windows 2008 Server or the recommended specification of Windows 2008 Server R2 and then applying a new product software version (Xper-IM Connect Version 1.5 Service Pack 13). We are providing recommendations and contact information in order to help any affected customers using a potentially affected Xper-IM Connect System address the issue and correct any affected systems as rapidly as possible.


Both Philips and the security researchers contributed to a joint disclosure to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s NCCIC/ICS-CERT organization, and was the source for that body’s Medical Device Advisory concerning this issue.


Philips is committed to ensuring the security and integrity of our products. Philips takes this matter very seriously. While any potential or identified security vulnerabilities are a concern, at this time we are not aware of any customers or patients that have been directly affected by this issue.

 

Philips Healthcare Product Security Update – Shellshock (Unix Bash shell) Vulnerability

 

Philips Healthcare is aware of the Unix “Shellshock” security vulnerability. The effect of this vulnerability on Philips healthcare products and services is being investigated by the Philips engineering and product security teams. This site will be updated once a solution is available for any affected product(s).

 

Philips Healthcare Product Security Update – SSLv3 POODLE Vulnerability

 

Philips Healthcare is aware of the SSLv3 POODLE security vulnerability. The effect of this vulnerability on Philips healthcare products and services is being investigated by the Philips engineering and product security teams. This site will be updated once a solution is available for any affected product(s).

 

Philips manufactures, and helps customers maintain, highly complex medical devices and systems. Per policy, only Philips-authorized changes are allowed to be made to these systems, either by Philips personnel or under Philips’ explicit published direction.

 

Philips Healthcare Product Security Update – Heartbleed Vulnerability


Philips Healthcare is aware of the OpenSSL ‘heartbleed’ security vulnerability. The vulnerability (assigned CVE-2014-0160) impacts OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 – 1.0.1f. The effect of this vulnerability on Philips healthcare products and services is being investigated by the Philips engineering and product security teams. Customers will be notified once a solution is available for any affected product(s).

 

For our Remote Service solution (PRS) we have reviewed all of our customer facing interfaces and VPN connections to our customer facilities, and can confirm that these are not affected by the Heartbleed issue.

 

Philips Healthcare and Windows XP End of Support


As part of our continued attention to your security needs, Philips Healthcare wishes to bring to your attention that Microsoft has discontinued support for the Microsoft Windows XP Operating System, following
April 8, 2014.

 

Where feasible, Philips Healthcare has been developing solutions for products running Windows XP to address continuity of protection against known and emerging security threats and vulnerabilities.

 

To this end, Philips Healthcare will provide product-specific Statements to assist customers. Where applicable, these Product Statements may provide upgrade or field change order information.

 

Philips Xper-IM vulnerability information (21 Feb 2013)

Philips Healthcare is aware that researchers at a recent cyber-security conference in Florida presented on a security vulnerability in a system component of the Philips Xper Information Management System. This has been investigated by the responsible Philips engineering and product security experts and we expect to provide a software update within a short period of time once the software validation has been completed. Affected customers will be notified directly once this software update is available.

A related concern regarding the disclosure during the conference of service passwords used on Xper IM systems is already being addressed by a Philips Field Change Order (FCO 83000171) which is currently being distributed to all affected customers. The information provided by this FCO also contains instructions to mitigate the above network-based heap overflow vulnerability in the interim.

 

Customers with specific questions regarding any security advisory and their Philips Healthcare products are asked to may send an e-mail to productsecurity@philips.com, contact their Philips Service Representative or contact their regional Philips Service Support.

 

 

Any media inquiries should be directed to:


Mario Fante, mario.fante@philips.com
or (outside N. America):
Steve Klink, steve.klink@philips.com

 

Philips manufactures, sells and helps you maintain highly complex medical devices and systems. Per policy, only Philips authorized changes are allowed to be made to these systems, either by Philips personnel or under Philips explicit published direction.


Please contact your Philips service representative for specific information about potential vulnerabilities and the availability of patches for your equipment configuration.