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[SVE-758543046] Hikvision Cameras

Date Type Platform Author EDB-ID CVE-ID OSVDB-ID Download App SIS Signature
2017-05-04OtherHikvisionIPcamtalk user ?Montecrypto? identified these vulnerabilities. N/ACVE-2017-7921 CVE-2017-7923 N/AN/AN/A


# Hikvision Cameras



IPcamtalk user “Montecrypto” identified these vulnerabilities.


Hikvision reports that the following cameras and versions are affected:

DS-2CD2xx2F-I Series
V5.2.0 build 140721 to V5.4.0 build 160530
DS-2CD2xx0F-I Series
V5.2.0 build 140721 to V5.4.0 Build 160401
DS-2CD2xx2FWD Series
V5.3.1 build 150410 to V5.4.4 Build 161125
DS- 2CD4x2xFWD Series
V5.2.0 build 140721 to V5.4.0 Build 160414
DS-2CD4xx5 Series
V5.2.0 build 140721 to V5.4.0 Build 160421
DS-2DFx Series
V5.2.0 build 140805 to V5.4.5 Build 160928
DS-2CD63xx Series
V5.0.9 build 140305 to V5.3.5 Build 160106


Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could lead to a malicious attacker escalating his or her privileges or assuming the identity of an authenticated user and obtaining sensitive data.


The improper authentication vulnerability occurs when an application does not adequately or correctly authenticate users.
This may allow a malicious user to escalate his or her privileges on the system and gain access to sensitive information.
CVE-2017-7921 has been assigned to this vulnerability.
A CVSS v3 base score of 10.0 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)

The password in configuration file vulnerability could allow a malicious user to escalate privileges or assume the identity of another user and access sensitive information.
CVE-2017-7923 has been assigned to this vulnerability.
A CVSS v3 base score of 8.8 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is (AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)


Critical Infrastructure Sector(s): Critical Manufacturing and others
Countries/Areas Deployed: Worldwide
Company Headquarters Location: China


Hikvision has released updates to mitigate the improper authentication vulnerability in cameras sold through authorized distributers. Hikvision has not mitigated the password in configuration file vulnerability.

However, Hikvision is aware of so-called “grey market” cameras which are sold via unauthorized channels. These cameras often use unauthorized firmware created by sources outside of Hikvision. In the case of these “grey market” devices, updating the firmware may result in converting the camera’s interface back to its original state. Users of “grey market” cameras who cannot update due to this unauthorized firmware will still be susceptible to these vulnerabilities.

In the Hikvision Unauthorized Distributors Notice, Hikvision encourages users to use devices sold by authorized distributers rather than so-called “grey market” devices. Hikvision’s Unauthorized Distributors Notice can be found at the following location:

North American models of Hikvision cameras which can be fixed and their updated firmware versions are listed below:

DS-2CD2xx2F-I Series
V5.4.5 build 170123 and later
DS-2CD2xx0F-I Series
V5.4.5 Build 170123 and later
DS-2CD2xx2FWD Series
V5.4.5 Build 170124 and later
DS- 2CD4x2xFWD Series
V5.4.5 Build 170228 and later
DS-2CD4xx5 Series
V5.4.5 Build 170302 and later
DS-2DFx Series
V5.4.9 Build 170123 and later
DS-2CD63xx Series
V5.4.5 Build 170206 and later
These updates are available for download at the following location:

More information can be found by visiting Hikvision’s Vulnerability Notice:

For Chinese-language domestic cameras, Hikvision also provides on-site tours or remote support in addition to the updated firmware listed above.

Hikvision also states that device models and firmware upgrade procedures may differ between regions. These policies will be communicated to users through Hikvision.