US agencies have recently discovered a cybersecurity flaw in software designed by BlackBerry Ltd which could put automotive and medical equipment at risk as well as expose sensitive systems.
Indeed, on Tuesday, a warning was issued by the company disclosing that its QNX Real-Time Operating System had a vulnerability that could enable cyberattackers to take advantage of the software and hack it. The software in question is used by several car manufacturers for many critical functions such as the Advanced Driver Assistance System.
It was also reported that the vulnerability doesn’t concern recent versions of the QNX RTOS but only the ones from 2012 and earlier.
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) stated that the software flaw could allow a malicious actor to gain control of highly sensitive systems, increasing the risks to the Nation’s critical functions. As for now, the company and the federal agency are not aware of any active exploitation of the vulnerability.
Customers are notified and the company has made sure to install software patches to fix the issue.