LifeSafety Power NetLink Vulnerabilities And Problematic Response

By: John Scanlan, Published on May 20, 2019

'Power supplies' are not devices that many think about when considering vulnerabilities but as more and more devices go 'online', the risks for them need to be considered as well.

Indeed, Security researcher Bashis has discovered various vulnerabilities in LifeSafety Power NetLink devices.

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IPVM spoke with both Bashis and executives at LifeSafety Power. Inside, we provide details on this vulnerability including:

  • Vulnerabilities overviewed
  • Devices affected
  • Impact of vulnerability
  • Why Life Safety Power failed to respond to multiple reports until IPVM intervened
  • What Life Safety Power says they are doing now to improve their cybersecurity process

Related, see IPVM's Cybersecurity Vulnerability Directory

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Impact ** *************

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Patch *** *************

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Devices ********

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Poor ******** ** ******** *************

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Improvements ********** *******

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Default ******** *******

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Response ** ******* ******** *****

*** ********** ** ***** allowance ** ******* *********:

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Reminder ** ******* *****

**** ** * **** reminder **** ** **** devices **** *** '******** of ******', *************, ***********, and ***** **** ** be ******** ***** ************* vulnerabilities. 

Comments (20)

"****** ****** **** ******* attempts ** ******* *** before **** ******* *********. The ******** ***** ***** this **** **** ******** 2018 - ***** ****."

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*** ***** ** ****? 

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***, ****'* ************* *** ***** ******** vulnerabilities(******), ** ************ *****:

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*’* ***** **** *** fact **** ****** ** now ******* ***** ******** as * *********** **** that ** ******* *** have ******** ********.

** ****** *******, *’* an *****.

 

*****, * (************* *********) disclaimer -- ***** **** to ****** *** ******* this *************. * **** it **** * *** that * ***** *** that *** ************* ** the ***** ******* ** the ******** ******** ******** the ****** **** ** IPVM ********.

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* ***** *** **** his ************* ** *** cyber ******* ** *** security ******** ******** *** entire **** ** **** combined.

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** *** *** **************, the **** **** **** though ** ***** **** 'bahis' *** ******** ** a **** ************* ** the ********* ** ************* issues ** **** ******** and ****, **** *************, their ******* ******** '******'***** ***** *** ******** prominent ********** ** *** work.

****, ******* ****** *** knowledge ** **** ******** Bashis **** ** ***** out ** ****, * would ******** ** ** the **** ***** ********* that ****** *** ******* was ********* *********** ** an ***** ******** ** that ** *** **** by * ***-***** ******** service ****** *** *********, either ******* **** *** no **** **** ** was ****** ** ******* they **** **** ** was **********. *****, *** the ****** ** *** world ** ****** ****, but * ***'* ***** it's ********** ** ****** to *** **** ******'* written ******* *** ********* come ****** ** *********** from ****** ** *** ******* King ** ******* ** ********* *******...** ********** intended, *** *'* **** saying...

****** ***, ** ***** is **** * ***** hope **** **** ******* doesn't ******* *** ** an ****** ******** ***** as "************" ** *** caring ***** ***** ******. My ********** -- *** obviously *** ********** ** others -- ** ******* the ******** ** **** regards, *** ****'* ******* evidenced ** *** ********** quick *** **** **** released **** **** ******** it *** *****.

** **** ** *** read ** * ***-***** customer ******* ****** *** discarded

****'* * **** *******. They ***** **** **** the ***** *** ***** vulnerabilities *** ** ***** that ****** *** *** name *****. ***** ** them ** **** *** not **** *** ****** is *** *** *** think ***** ******** ***, which ***** **** ****** and ******* ********* **** it ****** ** ** examined *******.

* ***'* ****** ***, I ***'* **** **** Olliver, ** * ** not ****** **** *** good ** *** *********, just **** ***** *********** for *** ********** ** the ************* *****(*) **** not **** **** ***** to **.

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*) ** ** ********** that ****** ** ************ ** * *********** ******(*** ****** ***** *****) and ****(** ***** ****** ************).

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