FLIR Thermal Camera Multiple Vulnerabilities, Patch Released

By: Brian Karas, Published on Oct 03, 2017

Multiple cyber security vulnerabilities exist in FLIR thermal cameras, which have not been fixed, despite being reported months ago. UPDATE- FLIR has released patches, which are covered in this report.

In this note, we examine the vulnerabilities, share our test results of vulnerable FLIR cameras, review FLIR's response and the impact on the company.

******** ***** ******** *************** exist ** **** ******* cameras,***** **** *** **** fixed, ******* ***** ******** months ***. ******- **** has ******** *******, ***** are ******* ** **** report.

** **** ****, ** examine *** ***************, ***** our **** ******* ** vulnerable **** *******, ****** FLIR's ******** *** *** impact ** *** *******.

[***************]

Vulnerabilities ********

***** ******, * ******** ********** in ********* ******** ******* ** **** *************** to ****** ********. *** *************** ******* methods ** ******** **** images, *** *****, ******** files *** ***** **** from **** **-****** ******* cameras, ** **** ** hard ***** *********** *** remote **** ********* ********. For *******, *******/******* *** string "/********/*********/******/*******.***" **** *** *** of * **** ** camera ******** ** ** address ** * ******* will ***** ******** ******* to ****** * **** image (*.*.: ****://***.***.**.**:****/********/*********/******/*******.***).

** *****, ***** ******** enable ********* ** ******** data *** ****** **** the *******, ** **** as ******* ******* ******** that ***** **** ** a ******** ******* ** the ******, ********** ******** attackers ** ****** *** execute ****** ****.

Vulnerability ********

** ******** *** *************** by ********** **** ****** and ******* ***** **** as /***/****** **** ******** accessible ******* ***** *** Shodan. **** ******** ** images *********:

******** *** /***/****** **** on ********** ******* ***** the **** **** ******** used ****** *** ******** of *******:

**** ********** **** *** claim ** ****-***** *********** in *** ************* *******, as ** ** ******** otherwise **** ** **** cameras ***** **** *** same ********* ******** ****** for *** **** ****.

No ******** *** *********

Updated ******** ********

****** - ****** ******** pataches **** *** ********* at *** **** ** our ******** ***********, **** have ***** **** ********.

**** ******** * ***** for ***** ***************. ******* ************ *** outlined ** ********** ***** *** *** patch, ***** ******** ******** each ****** ************ *** its *** *********. ******* this ** * *****, and *** * **** firmware *******, ***** **** to ***** ** ** a ********* ******* (*.*.* or *.*.*), *** **** need ** ****** ***** firmware ** *** ** these ******** ****** ******** the ***** ** ******* older ******** ** *** camera.

****'* ******** ******** ********* *** **** ****** firmware *** **-****** ******* as *-**-****, **** ****** this ************* *** ********:

FLIR ******* / **** ********

********* ****'* ******* *** comment ** **** ** September ****, **** ****** a************* ******** ** ******* 2nd, **** ******* ***********. This ***** * ****** after *** ******* ****** to **** ** ***** vulnerabilities, *** **** *** address ***** ****** *** affected, ** **** ********* can ****** ******* ********. The ********* **** ************** is ** *** ***** internet ****** ** **** cameras:

** ****** ****, ** recommend **** ********* ***** cameras **** ** ******, secured ********.

*** ****** ******** **** also ********* * **** of ************** **** ****, stating "** *** *** a *** ** ********** have **** ******** *** the ********* ***************."

**** ***** ***-***** *** integrators *** *** ***** to **** **** ******* in *** ** ******** infrastructure *****, **** ******** being ********* ** **** to **** **** ** these *************** ****** *** October *** *******.

Minimal ****** *******

*** ****** ** **** scans *********** **** ******* **** very *** ******* ** accessible *******:

**** ** *******, ***** that **** ******* ******* are **** *********, ***** not ** ******** **** as "*******", *** *** frequently ********* ** * VMS. *******, * **** of *** ********* ******* showed **** **% ** them **** ******** ** this *************.

Impact *********

****** ******* **** ******* accessible ******, ******* ** those ******* ******* ********* for **** ****/******** ** the ***** ***** ****. FLIR ******* ******* *** typically ******** ** ******** infrastructure *****, ** ***** with **** ***** ******. Additionally, ***** ******* *** often ****** ** ***** analytics ******* *** ********* detection ********. * ************* that ****** ** ******** to **** *** ******'* coverage ****, ** *********** alter ******** ** ******* video/negate ********* ******* * much **** ****** **** than ********* * ****** overlooking * ***** ********.

************, **** ********* **** the ****** **** ***** settings, *********, ** ***** data ***** ****** *********** sensitive *********** ***** *** internal ******* ************ ** other ******* ** ***. Cameras ***** **** *********** be ********* ** ***** shell ******, ****** ********* access ** *** ******** network *** ****** ******* on.

In ******** ** **** ***** *** ***************

***** *************** *** ******** and ********** ** ****************** **** **** *** been ******* ** **** their ****** ** *********** *** ********* ** their *** *** ***** lines.

Vs ********* ********

***** **** *************** ** not ***** ***** ** circumvent ************** ** ***** to * ******* *** interface, ** ** ***** or ******** **** ********* directly. *******, *** ****-***** credentials ** *** ***** OS ***** ** **** to ****** * ******* interface ** *** *** accessable ** *** ***** (but *** ** ******** by *******).

**** ************* *** ************ to ************ "***** ******" ********* **** ** **** not ******* *** ************** or ******* ****** ** access *** ******** ********, but ** ** **** critical ** **** ** cannot ** **** ** reset ** ******** ** admin ******* *** **** full ****** ** *** camera.

Poor ******** ***** ** ****

****'* **** ** * timely ******** ** ********* customers *** ********** ***** vulnerabilities *** ******** ** harm ************ ********** ******** ********.

********* *** ******** ***** own ******* *******, ******* pressure ** ****, *** has ********* ******* **** to *** ****** ******** in **** *******. * common ******** **** ****** manufacturers *** **** ** point *** *********'* ******** security ***************, *** ******* to ******* ***** ***********, as ** *******:********* ***** **** *** Security ****** *** **** Bad *****.

**** **** *************, **** has ****** ********** **-*** with ********* ** ***** of **** ** ******* and ******** ** ********* notifications ** *********, **** likely ******* ***** *** premium ***** ************* *** brand *** ***** **** integrators *** ***-*****.

Comments (6)

*'* ******* ** *** *** **** **** ***** ** **** ☺️

**** **** ****, ***** ***!

*****’* ***** ******** ******** *** **** ** ******? *** ** sure ** *** ***** *** ** ******? * **** **** had ** ***** ** *** **-*** *** * ***** ****** and ***’* ****** ** *** ****** ** ** *** *****-*****.

*** ** ****** ** **** ***% ** ****, ********* ********.

** ***** ** ********** ** ****** *** **** *** ******** that **** *** ****'* ******* ******* *** ******* ** **** a ****** (*** **** ******) ******* ******* (***** ******** *** network *********).

* ** *** **** ** ** *** ********* ****, *** these ******** *****.

***** ** *** * ******** *** ********* **** **** *** these ***************, *** ****** *** **** ******* **** *** ********* section ** ******* ****:

UPDATE - ***** ********

**** ******** * ***** *** ***** ***************. ******* ************ *** ******** ** ********** ***** *** *** *****, ***** ******** ******** **** ****** ************ *** *** *** interface. ******* **** ** * *****, *** *** * **** firmware *******, ***** **** ** ***** ** ** * ********* version (*.*.* ** *.*.*), *** **** **** ** ****** ***** firmware ** *** ** ***** ******** ****** ******** *** ***** if ******* ***** ******** ** *** ******.

**** ** **** *********** ****, ******!

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

LifeSafety Power NetLink Vulnerabilities And Problematic Response on May 20, 2019
'Power supplies' are not devices that many think about when considering vulnerabilities but as more and more devices go 'online', the risks for...
Mining Company Security Manager Interview on May 10, 2019
First Quantum Minerals Limited (FQML) is a global enterprise with offices on 4 continents and operations in 7 countries with exploratory operations...
11 Facial Recognition Providers Review (Secutech) on May 09, 2019
Adding to our 19 Facial Recognition Providers Profiled report from ISC West, IPVM focused on facial recognition technology for our Day 2 coverage...
Register Now - Fall 2019 IP Networking Course on May 02, 2019
Register for the Fall 2019 IP Networking Course. For early registration save $50 off the course's normal $299 price. This is the only networking...
19 Facial Recognition Providers Profiled on Apr 23, 2019
IPVM interviewed 19 facial recognition providers at ISC West to understand their claimed accuracy, success and positioning. 9 from China, where...
Locking Down Network Connections Guide on Apr 23, 2019
Accidents and inside attacks are risks when network connections are not locked down. Security and video surveillance systems should be protected...
Startup iryx Launches, Led by Ex-Arecont and FLIR Executives on Apr 04, 2019
Suddenly, the video surveillance industry is witnessing a new wave of startups. Now launching is iryx, a startup led by veterans of 2 of the...
Silicon Valley Cybersecurity Insurance Startup Coalition Profile on Mar 20, 2019
Many industry people believe cybersecurity insurance is not worth it, as the voting and debate in our Cybersecurity Insurance For Security...
Hikvision Favorability Results 2019 on Mar 18, 2019
Hikvision favorability results declined significantly in IPVM's 2019 study of 200+ integrators. While in 2017 Hikvision's favorability was...
FLIR Favorability Results 2019 on Feb 08, 2019
FLIR has had a challenging past few years including FLIR Security business struggling, FLIR restructuring their security division and FLIR selling...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Sighthound Transforms Into Enterprise AI Provider on Jun 14, 2019
Sighthound is now rapidly expanding its R&D team, building an enterprise AI service. This may come as a surprise given their origins 6 years...
ADT Eliminating Acquired Brands, Unifying Under 'Commercial' Brand on Jun 14, 2019
ADT is eliminating the brands of the many integrators it has acquired over the past few years, including Red Hawk, Aronson Security Group (ASG),...
NSA Director Keynoting Dahua and Hikvision Sponsored Cybersecurity Conference on Jun 13, 2019
The technical director for the NSA’s Cybersecurity Threat Operations Center will be keynoting a physical security cybersecurity conference that is...
Farpointe Data Conekt Mobile Access Reader Tested on Jun 13, 2019
California based Farpointe Data has been a significant OEM supplier of conventional access readers for years to companies including DMP, RS2, DSX,...
Embattled $400 Million China Funded Philippines Surveillance System Proceeds on Jun 13, 2019
An embattled 12,000 camera surveillance system project that will cost ~$400 million will proceed.  The project contract was awarded, had its...
False Verkada 'Unrivaled' Low Light Performance Claim Removed on Jun 12, 2019
Verkada falsely claimed that it delivered 'UNRIVALED LOW LIGHT PERFORMANCE' until IPVM questioned. In fact, Verkada's low light performance is...
Manufacturer Favorability Guide 2019 on Jun 12, 2019
The 259 page PDF guide may be downloaded inside by all IPVM members. It includes our manufacturer favorability rankings and individual...
Camera Course Summer 2019 - Register Now on Jun 12, 2019
Register for the Summer 2019 Camera Course.  This is the only independent surveillance camera course, based on in-depth product and technology...
Favorite Wireless Manufacturers 2019 on Jun 12, 2019
Many wireless options exist for video surveillance but how are integrator's overall favorites? 170 integrators answered the question: What is...
Carnegie Mellon AI Startup Zensors Profile on Jun 11, 2019
Zensors is a startup formed by Carnegie Mellon graduates from a Carnegie Mellon research project, offering customized models per camera that they...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact