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CVE-2023-37679 Scanner

Detects 'Remote Code Execution' vulnerability in NextGen Mirth Connect affects versions prior to 4.4.1.

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Level

Critical

Type

Single Scan

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Estimated Time

10 sec

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Domain, Ipv4

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CVE-2023-37679 Scanner Detail

NextGen Mirth Connect is a comprehensive data integration tool tailored for the healthcare industry, facilitating the seamless exchange and integration of health information across systems. It is an open-source platform that supports numerous data standards and communication protocols, making it a critical component for hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare organizations. Mirth Connect is designed to improve patient care coordination by ensuring that health records are accurately and efficiently shared among different healthcare providers. Its flexibility and robustness make it a popular choice among healthcare IT professionals for creating interfaces that connect disparate systems and enable meaningful data use.

The critical remote code execution vulnerability in NextGen Mirth Connect allows unauthenticated attackers to execute arbitrary code on the system hosting the Mirth Connect instance. This vulnerability, present in versions prior to 4.4.1, poses a significant risk as it enables attackers to compromise the integrity and confidentiality of sensitive health information managed by the platform. By exploiting this vulnerability, attackers could potentially take control of the Mirth Connect server, leading to data theft, system disruption, or further network compromise.

The vulnerability arises from improper input validation within the Mirth Connect API, where specially crafted XML requests can be used to instantiate arbitrary Java objects and execute OS commands. An attacker can exploit this by sending malicious XML data to the Mirth Connect API endpoints, leading to the execution of arbitrary commands on the server with the privileges of the Mirth Connect service. This exploit does not require authentication, making it accessible to any attacker who can reach the Mirth Connect server over the network.

The exploitation of this RCE vulnerability can have severe consequences, including unauthorized access to patient health records, alteration of critical health data, disruption of healthcare operations, and potential spread of the attack to interconnected systems. Such breaches can result in a loss of trust, significant financial damages from recovery efforts, legal penalties, and harm to patients if their care is impacted by compromised data integrity.

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