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Positive Technologies Discovers Vulnerability In ATM Security Software

Author: Positive Technologies / Source: Information Security Buzz

Users of Checker ATM Security urged to install vendor-issued security patch

Positive Technologies has discovered a serious vulnerability in GMV’s Checker ATM Security. The defect allows an attacker to remotely run code on a targeted ATM to increase his privileges in the system, infect it and steal money.

Checker ATM Security protects ATMs by enforcing a wide range of restrictions in software: whitelisting with Application Control to block unauthorized applications, restricting attempts to connect peripheral devices – such as a keyboard or mouse, limiting network connections with a firewall, and more.

“To exploit the vulnerability, a criminal would need to pose as the control server, which is possible via ARP spoofing,…

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