Critical Mercury Security Vulnerabilities

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jun 13, 2022, 01:22pm EDT (Info+)

HID's Mercury Security has 8 vulnerabilities, including the highest possible 10.0 risk, and researchers recently demonstrated how to hack open a door while using one of the industry's biggest brands.

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In this report, IPVM examines the vulnerabilities, exposed by researchers from a US cybersecurity firm, and includes a response from HID.

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    • ****** *** ******** *** *** *** partners (********* ***)

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** **** ****, *** ******** *** vague *** *** ******* ******** *** public ********** ** ************ ** *** issues:

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** **** ******* ********* *** ******* Security ***************, *** *** * ******* that ** ******* *** *** ****** you ****** ******** ****** ** *** board ** **** * *** ******. This ** *** *******. *** **** need ** *** *** *** ****** to **-****** *** *** ****** ** it *** ********. ** *******, *** just **** ****** ****** ** *** controller *** ***** ** ****** *** checkbox ** *** ***** ***** *** reboot *** **********.

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**** ** ***** ***, ******* **** an ***** ******** ** ******* ********** firmware ** *.**.*. ** **** *** same ******* ** ********* ***?

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*'** *** ******* *** ****** ****.

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****** *****

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**** * **** *********** **** ** the **** *******/*** *** ****** *** in *** *** ******** ** *****/**. There *** **+ ***** *** ******** that *** *** **** ******* *** have *** **** **** ******** **** the **** *************.

****** **** *** ** ******* *** all ** ****? * **** **** each *** ** ** *** ******** fixes *** ******** ***** ******** *** why **** *****/** **** *** *** of *** **** ** ***** ****? While **** *** **** ***** ******* sauce ** *** ** *** **** Mercury/HID ******** *** ******* ******** ** at *** *** ************ ***** *******?

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*** ******* **** ** ****** ** older ** *********** **** **** **** vulnerability? ******* ****'* ******* ******** **** version *.**.* *** *** ******, ****** and ******, ** *** ***** *************** exist ** *** *** ********? *** CVEs ***** **** *** ****** ** vulnerable ** ******** ***** ** *.**.*, but ******* ***** *** ***** ** models.

**** **** **** **** **** *** not **********, ** ****** **** **** weren't ******?

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** *** ** ******, **** *** EP-4502 ** **********. *** ***** ** models *** ***. * **** **** told **** ** ******* *** **-**** runs ***** ***** *** ****** ** not.

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***** *******, *** ******* ******* *** version ** ******** **** ******** *** fix?

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**** ********. *** ***** ******** ************ varies ****** ********, *** ******* ***** their *** ******* ****** **** **** not ********* ********* ** ***'*.

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*** ********* **** **** ********:

** **** ******* ********* *** ******* Security ***************, *** *** * ******* that ** ******* *** *** ****** you ****** ******** ****** ** *** board ** **** * *** ******. This ** *** *******. *** **** need ** *** *** *** ****** to **-****** *** *** ****** ** it *** ********. ** *******, *** just **** ****** ****** ** *** controller *** ***** ** ****** *** checkbox *** ****** *** **********.

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** * ****** ** ****** ******* systems *** ** *** *********** ******** risks ** **** ** **** * cyber ******** ******** ***** ** *** of *** ******** *****. ** **** set ** ********* ** **** *** likelihood ** **** ********* ** * minimum. ***** ******** ** ****** ******** and *** *********, *********** ***** *** processes ** **** **, ** ** 20 ***** ***, **** ** **** initially ********** *** ******** *** ******** that ** *** ***** *** ****** products, **** ***** ** *** *** back **** *** **** *** *** very ****** ***** ******** ******* *** researchers **** **** *************** **** *** now ** *********.

******* ***** *** **** ** ********* our ***** *************** ** *** *** system ** *** * *** ** our ********* ******** **** ***** **** we **** ********** **** *** ******* was *** *******. *** ** *** other **** ** **** ********* *** many ** *** ********* *** *********** sharing **** *********** ** **** **** could ****** *** **** ***** ******** the ***** *** ***** ********. ** decided ** ** * **** ******* and ******** *** ***** ******** ***** so **** ** ***** ****** * CNA (*** ********* *********) ** *********** manage *** ************* ** *** ***** vulnerabilities. ****** * **** ** *** incident ******** ** **** ********** ****** I **** ** ******* ******* *** also ****** ** ***** *** ******** process ******* ** **** ** *** CVE ******* ** **** ****** * CNA.

*** ********* ** **** *** ** to ** * *********** ******, **** a ***** ******** ***********, **** ********:

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  • ** **** ********** **** ********** ** could ****** **** ****** ****** *** believe ** ** ********** **** ** enlist ** ******** ******** (*** ****) company ** ****** *** ***** *** subsystems, *************, *** ******** ****** ** release. ** **** **** ***** *** access ** *** **** *** ********* them ** ******** *** **** **.
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    • **** ** ********** ******** ***** ******** in *********
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