Cleartext transmission of sensitive information in Baxter Phoenix Hemodialysis Delivery System

Published: 2020-06-19
Risk Medium
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-12048
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Phoenix Hemodialysis Delivery System
Hardware solutions / Medical equipment

Vendor Baxter

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Cleartext transmission of sensitive information

EUVDB-ID: #VU29153

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:U/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-12048

CWE-ID: CWE-319 - Cleartext Transmission of Sensitive Information

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to software uses insecure communication channel to transmit sensitive information. A remote attacker can gain access to sensitive data, such as treatment and prescription data sent between the Phoenix system and the Exalis dialysis data management tool.


Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

Phoenix Hemodialysis Delivery System: 3.36 - 3.40

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.