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Zero-Day Bug Allows Hackers to Access CCTV Surveillance Cameras

September 18, 2018

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Firmware used in up to 800,000 CCTV cameras open to attack thanks to buffer overflow zero-day bug.

Between 180,000 and 800,000 IP-based closed-circuit television cameras are vulnerable to a zero-day vulnerability that allows hackers to access surveillance cameras, spy on and manipulate video feeds or plant malware.

According to a Tenable Research Advisory issued Monday, the bugs are rated critical and tied to firmware possibly used in one of 100 different cameras that run the affected software. NUUO, the Taipei, Taiwan-base company that makes the firmware, is expected to issue a patch for the bug Tuesday. The company lists over a 100 different partners including Sony, Cisco Systems, D-Link and Panasonic. It’s unclear how many OEM partners may use the vulnerable firmware.

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