BMC Firmware Flaws Make OT and IoT Devices Vulnerable to Remote Attacks


Researchers at the industrial cybersecurity company Nozomi Networks have identified more than a dozen vulnerabilities in the baseboard management controller (BMC) firmware.

Using a specialized processor called a BMC, administrators can remotely manage and watch over a device without having access to its operating system or installed applications. A device can be rebooted, an operating system installed, the firmware updated, system parameters monitored, and logs analyzed using the BMC vulnerability.

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However, the majority of the study has concentrated on IT servers. The research by Nozomi Networks focused on a BMC that is employed by operational technology (OT) and IoT devices.

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