Genetec Self-Discloses Critical Vulnerability

Author: Sean Patton, Published on Jul 31, 2018

In an unprecedented move for the video surveillance industry, Genetec has self-disclosed a critical software vulnerability across Security Center and Stratocast.

In this report we examine:

  • What the vulnerability is
  • What versions it impacts
  • Why they have released limited details
  • Why they disclosed it publicly even though no third party forced them to
  • Genetec's criticism of Chinese manufacturers / Hikvision vs their own critical vulnerability

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Notification *****

******* **** ** ***** **** ********* *** **** *********** ** the ********** ** ***** *******.

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

******* ********* ** **** *** **** *** *** ******* **** details:

** ****** ** ******** *** ************* ******** ** ******** *** chances **** *** ********* ****** ***** ** ** *** ***** the *******. ** ** **** ** **** **** *** ************* disclosure **** ********* ********* ******* ** *** ******** ********.

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Criticism ** ******* *************

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*******, ***********, ********* *** ****** ********** **** ***** *** *******'* own ******** ************* ** ***** **** *** ************ ** ******* likely ** **** ***************.

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Comments (48)

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******, ** *** ***** ******* **** ** *** *** ** should ** ****, *********** *** **** ** *******?

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** **** ********** **** ***** ** **** ** *************** * *******’* ********, ****’* ** **** * ******* **** just ******

“** ***** * ******** ****. ** ***** **. ***, ** take ******** *********.”

******* ******** ***** ** *** ********** ** * *****-***** *********** testing *******, *** ** ****** ********.

****, *** ***'* ****** ** **** ** **** **-***** ***********, pretty **** **** ***** *** ***'* *** **** *$, ***** either (** ********).

****'* ****** ** ***** ********* ** **** **** ******** ********** they ***** **** ******* ***************, *** ***** ********* ****** ****** to ****** ** *** *** "****" ** "******" ****** - Thats *** ****** ********* ****!

****'* ****** ** ***** ********* ** **** **** ******** ********** they ***** **** ******* ***************, *** ***** ********* ****** ****** to ****** ** *** *** "****" ** "******" ******...

**, **** ** * ********** *** ******** ********.

******* *****’* ******** ******, ******** **** *** ********* **** ** to ******* ******** ******* ** *** ******** ******* ******, ***** a **** *********** ********** ****** ** ******?

*** ********,** *** **** **** *** ** ********** ********** **** *** ******* *** *** made ** **** *** **** ***, ******* *** ******* ** patch ***** ****** ** **** ***** *** ***** ** “********* UPDATE - ***** *** *****” ** ******* ** “******** ****** TO *** ****** **** *************”.

******* *** ****** ** ****** * ****** ** ***** *** might **** ** *** *** ******* *** ***-****.

*** ***** *** ******** *** *** *********** ********, ** *** contain ****** **** *** **** **** *** **** ****** ** patch **.

**** ******* *************** ***** ******* ****** ** ******* *********** *** ************* ******.

** *** ***** ****, ******* * ****** ** ** ***** the *** *** **** ******** ** ******** *** ******** *************, would **** *** ***-***** **** **** ** ********* *** ******* before *** ******* ***** ** ******.

**** *** ********* ** *** ******* ***** ** *** *** one ** ******* *** ****** *** **** ***** **** ** harder ** ******* ********.

********?

*** *********** ******* ** *** ******* **** ***: *************. ** makes *** ***** ***** ** *** ********* ** * ******* system. ******* ******* *** ******* ********** *** ****** **** **** circumvents *** ******* *** * ******** ** ****** ********** ** help ******* ** ****** *** ******* ** **** *************. ** one *** **** ***** ***** *** ****** ****** ***, **** is *** * ****, ***** *** ***** *** ********* ****** between *** *****.

******* ***** **** *** **** *** *** **** **** ***** near. ****** *******.

****** ******* *********** ** **** ** ********, ** *** *** something *^^**** *** *********.

***** ** ** ******** ****, **** ****** *** ******* **** conversation **** ** ************* ** *** ******.

******* ******* *** ******* ********** *** ****** **** **** *********** the ******* *** * ******** ** ****** ********** ** **** rectify ** ****** *** ******* ** **** *************.

****’* *** ****** ********** **** ***** ******* *** ************* **** no ******* ** *** ******* ***** **** *** ******** ***** is ********?

* ** ******* **** *** ***** ** ** ****** ****** disclosure ******** *****'* ******, ** ***** **** ***** ** **** and **** ** ********** ******* **** *** *** **** *******. (look **** ** ************ ** ********* *** ********* **** *********)

**** * ** ***** ****** ** **** ***, ** **** vendors ** ***** ***** *** **** ******** ************* ** ***** products *** **** ** ***** ******** ******** ***** ****, *** I ***'* *** *** ****** *** ****** ****** ******* ******* in ********* ******* **** ********.

******, * ***'* ****** *** ******* **** ******* **** **** disclosure ***** *** ********, *** ** **** **** ***** **** be ******* ** **** ********** **** * ******* *** **** probably ***** *** *******.

*****, *** ********** *** ***** ** ******* ***********,****** ******* (******) **** *** *** * ****, *** ***** (******) reveal ****** **** ** **** *** *************.

** *.**$

* **** *** **** ** *******. * ***** **'* **** that ****'** *** ***** ********** *** ************* ******. *** **** low ***** ******* * ********* ** *** ** ******* *******? I ***** ******* *** ****** **** ***** ** * *************, a *** *** ****** ****** ** * **** ****.

* ** *** ********* **** ******* *** *** ******** ******* of ** ******* ** ***** ** *******. ***** ****** *** often **** ** *********** ** * *** ** ******* *** affected ******* **** ******** *** ***** ** "**** ******* ** execute" ** "**** ********* ******* ********", *** ******* *******. ***** of ******* ***** ***** ***** ** ****** ** ***** ******* are ********, *** ***** *** ********** *** ********* ************ ** the ************ **** *** ******* ** ***** ** **** *** issue.

** **** **** ******* ** ****** ********* *** *************, ******* a *****, *** ********** ***** ********/******** *** ********. ********* * proof ** ******* ***** **** *** ********* ** ***** **** at **** *****.

"***************" *** "***************" *** ********* *** ********* ******, ***'* *** confuse ****. *** ******** *** *** ********* *** *************** *** do *** ***** *** ************ ** ****** ******** ** ********* aspect ** ***** *******/******** *** ********* **** ** *********** *.*. diligent ** *******/****** ***** *** ******** **** ***************? **** ****** these ********* (** **** ** ********* ** *** ** ******** in **** ******** *****) *** *** **** **** ** **** experiences *** *******.

* ***'* *** ******* ** **** ** * ******, **** anyone **** ** ***** ***** ********** ** ***** ******* ** Windows * ********? *** ****** ***** ** ******* *** ***** controllers?

** ***** ****, ** *** *** * ******** *** *** any **** ** ***** ******* ***********, *** ***** ** ** patched *** * ************* ******** ********* ** ********'* *******.

*****://***.********.***/**-******/*******/********/*****************

**** ** *** ******** * *** **** ********* **** *** sales ******** ** *** ***, ******** ***** ****, ** ** May **, ****. * **** * ****** ** **** ******* to *** ** ***** *** *** ******. * **** *** you **** **** * **** ****.

****'* **** * ***** **** **** **:

** *** ***** ******** *** *** * *******, *** ******* 10 **** ** **** ***** **** **** ** ***** ****. We **** **** * ***** ** ******* ******* **** * embedded *** ** *** ********* *** ******* ******** ******.

* ** *** ******** ** ****** ******* ******* ***** ** Genetec.

***** *** ******** ***** **** ********* **** ** ******* * embedded, ***** *** ** ***** *************** **** ****** *** *********. We ****** ********* ******* *** ******** ** **** ***** ******* updated ** ********** ** ********. **** ** *** ** **** firmware ******** ****** ** ******** ******* ******** ******* **** *** Synergis ***** **** ********, **** *** ** *********, ********* *** managed ******** **** ******** ******.

**** ******* ** *** ******** ****** *** ***-**** *************, ** exploit ** **** ****** **** ******** ****** ** **** ******** Cloud **** ********** *** **** *** ******** ** **** **** from ******** ********** ** ******** **** ****. ** ********* ********** Synergis ***** **** ** * ****** ******* ****** ** * secure **** ** **** ********.

** *********, ******* *** ***************, **** *** *******. ********* **** hacked, **** *** ******* ** ***** ** *** **** *** usa. ******* ******* ** **** ******** **** ****.

*** ** *** *** *** *** ********** ******* *** ******* handled **** ******** ** **** ******* ********* *** *****?

** ****. *** **** ** ******** *** ******** ** ***** on *********. ** *** ** ** ** **** ** ******* counter ***** ** **** ** ***** ** **** ******** *******. He's **** *** ******** *** **** ******** ******** *** **** "Haha ****'* ** ****. **** **' ****."

*** **** * *****. **** *******, *** *** ****** ********* per ******* *** *************. **** *********, *** *** **** ****** a *** *******. *** **********.

* ***** ** ***** ** * **** **** *** ************* to **** **** *** ********* ******** ******** ********* *** ***** their *********** **** ******* ****** *** **** **** ** ********. What ** * *****?

* **** *** *** ***** ***** *** (******* ******* ******* it) *** *** ***** ** *** *****. ** * ****** a ****** *** *** *** ** *** ***** *** ****'* care ***** ******* ***** ****** ****** ** **, **** ********* all *** ****, ******** (***** **) ***** ***. ** * wanted ** ********* *** **** ** ***** ******** *** ** customers *** ******* ** *** *** **** ***** ** ******* and ********* **** ** ***** ** **** ******* *** * camera ************ **** ****** **** ****** ** ******** ******* ********. Just ******.

** ** ****, * ****** *** ** **** * ****** for ** ***'* ***** ** * ***** ** *** ***** by ******.

** *** ***, ***** *****'* * *** ** ********* ********* devices *** ********** **** ** ***** *********, ** ***** * way ** ***** ***** ***** ***** ****** ** ***** *********?

** *********, ******* *** ***************, **** *** *******. ********* **** hacked

**** *** ***** ***** **** *** **** ***** *** * minute. ******* *********** ***** * ***-**** ****, ********** * *************, patched **, *** ************ **** *** ****** *** ***** **** place. **** *** *** **** *** **** **** * ************* was **********.

*********, **** ****** *******, *** ******** * ****** ** *****, with ****** ******* ***** ********* *** ********. ********* *** ********* only ****** *** ************** ***** ***** *************** *** ***** **** forced ** ** **, ***** ***** **** ********. ********* *** not ** *** *** ***** ** ******** **** ******** ********** or ***** ** *** *******.

*** ********* **** ** * ****** **** *******. *** ******* works *********** ** ******* * ************* **** ******* **** * hack *** **** *******. ******* ******* ***** * ****-**-***-**** ****** approach *** **** ******.

******* *********** ***** * ***-**** ****, ********** * *************, ******* it, *** ************ **** *** ****** *** ***** **** *****.

** **** ** **** ** *** ***** **** *****. *** example, ** *********'* *****, *** ***, ***** **** *****, **** would **** ******* **** ** *** ** **** ** **** could *** *** **** ******. *** ******* ****** ********** ********* who **** **** ******** ******** ** ******* ***** ** ** on *** ** ***** ******.

**** *****, * ** ***** ***** *** ********** ** *************. How **** ******** *************** *** ********* ***** ** ********** ******** products **** **** **** ***** *** *** *********?

** **** ** **** ** *** ***** **** *****.

**** *****. ****** **** ** "****** *** ***** ** ******** were ******** ********".

******* ***** *** **** ***** *****. :/

* ***** *** ** *** **** *********** **, ******* ********* to * ********************* *** ******** *********. ****, *** **** **** **** ****'* deny **, **** ** ***** ** ******* ******* ** ***** no ************** *** *** *************. * **** *** **** *********, but **** ** ****, **** *** **** ** ***** **** is *** *** **** ****** ****** * *************.

** *** ********* ***** ** *** *** **** ******** ** other ************* - **** ***** **** **** ********** ******* ***** with *** ** *** ***** ****** **** - *** **** wouldn't **** *** ****** ** **** ***** **? **** ***** require ** ********, **** ****** ****** **** **** *****'* **** subscriptions ** *** **** ***.

**'* **** ** *** **** ******* ***** *** *******. * wonder ** **** ** ******** ******** ******** ***** *** *** players, ** ** **** ** ********* ******?

*****, *** **** ** **** ** '********' *** ***** * number ** ***** ************ ************* *** ***** **** ***. ****'* notable ** **** ******* ********* *********. ** ** ******* ** the ****, ***** ************* **** ***** *************** ******* ***** *** never ******** *********.

* ***'* **** *** *******'* ******* ********* *****, *** **** we **** * *** ** ***** (*** ***** **** **** some ***** **** ** **.* *** *.*) ** ***** ***** to *******. ** ******* *** ** ******* ** **** ** a ****** ****** *** ******** ** ** * "**** ** us, ** **** *** **** ****" ********.

*'* *** * **** *** ** ******* ** **** *** a ****** ******-**** ******. ******* *** *** *** *****'* *****, at ***** **** ***'* ************ ******* ******* *** ****** ***** companies. (** - **** ******* *** ***'* **** *** *** boys ****). *** *'* ** ******* ** *** ******* *** a ******** **** **** **** **** ***** **, *** ***** 1% ** *** ****** **** ***** ******** ****** *****.

******** ******* *********.

*****,

***** ******* ** ******** ****** *** **** ******* **** * Cumulative ******, ***** ** ********* *** **** *** ******** ******* a ******** ******, **** ** *** ****** ** ** ****** covered ** * ******* ********* **** (******** *********** *********).

** *****,

******** ** * *** *** * ******* *******, *** '****** dealer **** ******' (******* *******) ***** ** ******* ******* *** investing ** *** ******** *** ************* ******** **** ******* **** enterprise *******.

*******'* ******* ** *** ******* **** ******* *** *******, ******** and ** ** ******** *** **** ** * ******* *** more *********** * ***** *****.

** ** *** ********* ******* ***** ******* *** ********** ******* directly, *** ***'* ***** *** ***** ***** *** ******* ** install ***** *******? ** ******. *'* ****** ***** *** ****-**-***-****** Chinese ****** ********** *** ** *** ********.

$ *****, ******* **** ***** ***** ********. ** **** **** regularly ****** *** *** ** *******. *** **** ***** ************* do *** **** **** ** ****. * ***'* ****** ********* ever ******* ** *** ****** '**'** *** * ***** ******* for *** ****, ****'* *** ****** ** *** ****** ***...'

** ****** ** ******* **** *** ***************, **'* *** **** software ***** ***. **'* *** **** ******* ** ***** ****** that ******. *****'* ** ****** *** ********** *****. ** *** keep *** *** *******, ***** ** ********** ****** *** *** free ******** *** *** *** ********. **** ** ******* *** same ** *****.

** *** ***, ** *** **** ** ******* *** ********** products **** *****, ***'** **** ** **** ***** '*** **** club' ***.

*** ******** **** * ****** ****** **** ****** **** ******* is ** ******** ******* ** ************* ** ******** ********.

****** **** ******** (********, *******, ******* ******) *** ***** ** reduce *** ****** ** ******* ** ****-****'* ******* *** ******** profit ******* ** *******. ******.

** ********, ******* *** **** ***** ********* **** ******* ** installs **** **** ***** ****** ******* ********* *** ********* ******** to ****** * ******. *******, **** ****** ** **** *** medium ***** ********* ** *** *** **** *** *** **** fat ***** *** ******* **** (** ******) ******.

******* ** *** ******* *** ***** ****** **** * *** fix. ****'** * ****** ******-**** ******* **** **** ***** *** top *% ** ********** ********* *** *** ******** ******* *********. It's **** ****** **** ******* ***** **** *** *******. ** that ******* ***** ******* ***** *********** ****, ** *** **** that ******* **** **% ** *** ******* ****** *** ** the ****** ******.

** *** *** ** ***** ****** ***** *********, *** ******* very ******** **** *** "*** *** ****".

** ** *** ******. ** **** * **** **** *** for *** ******* ** *** ******** ****** *************, ***** ** why ******* *** ****** *** ********* **** ** ** ***** short **** ** ******* *** ***** *** ***** ******* *********.

*******, *** *** ****** *** ********* ** ******** ** ***** limited **** ** *********** *** ********* ****** **** *** *** nationals, ***** ** ******, *** **** **** ****** **** ** equal ****** ** ******* "******" ***** ********** *** **** ******** in ***** ******** *** **** ** ****** ****** ** ******* their ******** *** ******* ***** ******* ***** *** ******* ********* of *** ********.

******* *******. ********* **** ******* *** ********* **** ******** *** representing **** ******** ******** **** *******.

** ********, ******* *** **** ***** ********* **** ******* ** installs **** **** ***** ****** ******* ********* *** ********* ******** to ****** * ******.

******* **** ******* ********* *** ********* ******** ** ****** * dealer.

******** **** *** ****** *** ********.

****** * ****** ******* **** **** *********** ****** ****** ** a ****** *** *********. * **** **** **** ******** ********* care **** ***** ***** **** ********** * ******* ******** ** customers.

****** **** ******** (********, *******, ******* ******) *** ***** ** reduce *** ****** ** ******* ** ****-****'* ******* *** ******** profit ******* ** *******. ******.

**** * ****** ** ******** ****** * *** * ****** on *****. *** * **** ** ****** *** ******* *******. I **** **** **** ***** ***** *-* *** ***** **** are **** ********** ******* ********.

**********, ***** *** *******.

* ***'* **** *** *******'* ******* ********* *****, *** **** we **** * *** ** ***** (*** ***** **** **** some ***** **** ** **.* *** *.*) ** ***** ***** to *******. ** ******* *** ** ******* ** **** ** a ****** ****** *** ******** ** ** * "**** ** us, ** **** *** **** ****" ********.

*'* *** * **** *** ** ******* ** **** *** a ****** ******-**** ******. ******* *** *** *** *****'* *****, at ***** **** ***'* ************ ******* ******* *** ****** ***** companies. (** - **** ******* *** ***'* **** *** *** boys ****). *** *'* ** ******* ** *** ******* *** a ******** **** **** **** **** ***** **, *** ***** 1% ** *** ****** **** ***** ******** ****** *****.

******** ******* *********.

*****,

**** ******* ** ******** ****** *** **** ******* **** * Cumulative ******, ***** ** ********* *** **** *** ******** ******* a ******** ******, **** ** *** ****** ** ** ****** covered ** * ******* ********* **** (******** *********** *********).

*****, * ** *** ********* ******** ** ***** *** ******* and * ** *** ******** ** **** ** **** *** I ***** * *** *** **** **** **** ***. **** comment ** ********** ******, ** **** **** ** ******* ** medium ***** ********* ** ********, ******** **** **** ** **** larger ****. ** **** ******** ********* ** *** *****/************ *** On-prem ********* ** *** *** **** ********** ** ***-**** *** this ** * ****** ************* ** *** ********. ****** ***** out ** ****** ** **** ***** *** *** ** ***** be **** **** ***** ** ******* * *********** **** *******. We ***** ***** ************ *** ** *** ***** ** *****!

*** *****,

*** *** ** ******* ** ** ****** ** ****** *** up **** *******? **'** *** **** ******* ***** ******* ***** have ***** ** * *** ** ******* ****** **** ******* and *****. ** ***** ** *** ****? ***** ***?

******

****** ** *******. ** ********, ** *****, ** ********. ***** when *****'* ** ***** **** ****** **** ******** ** ** a ****** *** ****** **.

** * "**********" ** *******, *'** *** **** **** ** absolutely *** ******* ********. *************** *** ** ** ********, ** what *** ****** ********* ***** *** ** ********. * ********* (and ******) *********** ** ********** ***** ***** ** ****** **** always ******* * ****** ***** ** ********** **** **** ******** base.

* ****** ****** ** ** ***** ** * ************* *** how ** ******* **. ** *** ************ ******* ********* ** and **** ******** *** *** ** *** **** *******, **** there **** *** **** *** ***-***** ** **** ** ****** they **** *** ********(***** **** ***'* **** ** **** *** a ***** *************) *** ****** **** ** ** ******. ** noted ** *** ******** ******** *** *** ** **** ******** for ******* **** ******* *** *** ******* ***** ******* ** not ****** ** ******** *** *****. ** ***** *****, *** quiet *** ** *** **** ******* **** *** ******* *** issue ******.

**** ***** **** ******* *********, *** ****** **** *** ***.

******** ******'* **** ******** ** ********* *** ******* *** *** of ***** ******** ****** ********* *************** ** ** *************** * manner.

***** *****. **** ** **** ******* * ****** **** ****** for ********** *********** ** ******* *** ****** **** **** ** their ********? **** ****’* ******* **** *******, *** **.

********, ***** ***’* **** ********* ***** ** ** ****** **** support ****** ****. **** *** **** *** ******* ** ****** what.

**** ****’* ******* **** *******, *** **.

**, ** ****'* ******* ** *** * ******** ** ****, not ** ********* *******. ***, ** ********* *** **** ******* and ************ ***** ***** ******** *************** **** ******** ******'* **** needed ** ****** *** *** ******** "****** **** ******" ** try *** ****** ********* *** *********.

******* *** - ***'** ** ******* "**-*********" *** **** *** wrath ** ***** ******* **** *** ** *** **** ********.

* ***** **** **** ********* ***** **** **** ***** ** care ***** ***** ********** *** **** ** ****** *** ********** of ***** ********* **** *******. ****** **** ******* **** *********, cajole, ********* *** ******** **** ***** *************** ** **** **** can *** **** *****.

***** *** * **** **** ********** ****'* **** * ******* - ** ******** *** ***** ** *** ****. ******* ** lambasting *******, ** ****** ** ********** **** ** ***** ************ - * ***'* **** **** *** *******.

**** *** ** *** *******.

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Best Alternatives to Banned Dahua and Hikvision on Oct 17, 2018
With the US government ban and a growing number of users banning Dahua and Hikvision, one key question is what to use for low cost? While Dahua and...
Video Quality / Compression Tutorial on Oct 17, 2018
While CODECs, like H.264, H.265, and MJPEG, get a lot of attention, a camera's 'quality' or compression setting has a big impact on overall...
Knightscope Winning Investors, Struggling With Growth on Oct 16, 2018
While Knightscope's new financials show the company only winning 11 new customers in the past 12 months, the company continues to win new...
Integrator Laptop Guide on Oct 16, 2018
This 18-page guide provides guidance and statistics about integrator laptop use. 150 integrators explained to IPVM in detail about their laptops,...
Huawei Admits AI "Bubble" on Oct 16, 2018
A fascinating article from the Chinese government's Global Times: Huawei’s AI ambition to reshape industries. While the Global Times talks about...
ADI's Financials Revealed + W-Box Growth Priority on Oct 15, 2018
  ADI is one of the most powerful distributors in the security industry but how big are they? How much profit do they make? How much do they sell...
Dahua Face Recognition Camera Tested on Oct 15, 2018
Dahua has been one of the industry's most vocal proponents of the value that AI creates: As part of this, Dahua has released a facial...

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