Axis Network Camera Bugs Permit Cross-Site Scripting and Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1018699|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1018699
CVE-2007-4926, CVE-2007-4927, CVE-2007-4929, CVE-2007-4930
(Links to External Site)
Updated: Apr 18 2008|
Original Entry Date: Sep 17 2007
Denial of service via network, Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information|
Exploit Included: Yes |
Version(s): 207W Model|
Several vulnerabilities were reported in the Axis 207W Network Camera. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks. A remote user can conduct cross-site request forgery attacks to gain root access on the target device.|
The software does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can create a specially crafted URL that, when loaded by a target user, will cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will originate from the site running the Axis Network Camera software and will run in the security context of that site. As a result, the code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
A demonstration exploit URL is provided:
A remote user can conduct a cross-site request forgery attack against a target user logged in with administrative privileges to gain root access on the target camera.
A remote authenticated user can cause denial of service conditions using the following type of URL:
http://[target]/axis-cgi/buffer/command.cgi?do=start&buffername=<unique buffer name>
The system sends the username and password via the network in plaintext form.
The vendor has been notified.
Seth Fogie of Airscanner Mobile Security reported this vulnerability.
The original advisory is available at:
A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the site running the Axis Network Camera software, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.|
A remote user can gain root access on the target device.
A remote authenticated user can cause denial of service conditions.
No solution was available at the time of this entry.|
Vendor URL: www.axis.com/ (Links to External Site)
Access control error, Input validation error|
Source Message Contents
Subject: Axis 207W Wireless Camera Web Interface - Multiple Vulnerabilities|
*Airscanner Mobile Security Advisory #07080101: Axis 207W Multiple
AXIS 207W Camera on WLAN/LAN
Airscanner Mobile Security
May 30, 2007
* Risk Level:*
High - Camera compromise leading to network compromise
*From the site: http://www.axis.com/products/cam_207/index.htm
The AXIS 207 offers the best image quality in its class, providing
excellent image quality also in low lighting conditions.
# Superior image quality with progressive scan
# 30 frames per second in VGA resolution (640x480 pixels)
# Network security using multiple user access levels with password
Details are presented at http://www.informit.com/
In summary, the AXIS 207W is vulnerable to numerous attacks. Some of
these are related to wireless protocol vulnerabilities, but the majority
are exploitable via the web application interface included with the
camera. The most significant issue is that a CSRF attack against a user
logged in as an administrator can lead to root access of the Linux based
operating system on the camera. As a result, the camera can be turned
into an internal resource for any malicous hacker, through which custom
scripts can be launched. This can include port scans, banner grabbing,
buffer overflow exploits, application attacks, and more. Note that this
attack vector will bypass most firewalls.
# Base64 'encrypted' user/pass sent as plaintext from client to user.
# Global Cross-site scripting vulnerability:
# Cross-site Request Forgery attack leads to root access on camera
through which custom scripts can be executed:
1. Reboot the camera - http://1<IP>/axis-cgi/admin/restart.cgi
2. Add a new administrator -
3. Root the camera/add a backdoor -
# Denial of Service attack via restricted user account:
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