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Hikvision Patches High-Severity Vulnerability in Security Management System

A high-severity vulnerability in HikCentral Professional could lead to unauthorized access to certain URLs.

Chinese video surveillance equipment manufacturer Hikvision has announced patches for two vulnerabilities in its security management system HikCentral Professional.

The most important of these flaws is CVE-2024-25063, a high-severity bug that could lead to unauthorized access to certain URLs. The bug affects HikCentral Professional version 2.5.1 and below.

“Due to insufficient server-side validation, a successful exploit of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain access to certain URLs that the attacker should not have access to,” Hikvision notes in its advisory.

HikCentral Professional is used to manage video, access control, alarm detection and other security systems. It’s unclear what type of data an attacker could gain access to by exploiting the vulnerability and whether they can control or disrupt security systems from the exposed web pages. 

The second bug, CVE-2024-25064, has a severity rating of ‘medium’ because it requires authentication to be exploited. All HikCentral Professional iterations from version 2.0.0 to 2.5.1 are affected.

CVE-2024-25064 too exists because of insufficient server-side validation, allowing a logged in attacker to access resources they should not have access to, by modifying parameter values, Hikvision explains.

The Chinese manufacturer has credited security researchers Michael Dubell and Abdulazeez Omar for identifying and reporting these vulnerabilities and says it has been working with them over the past months to patch the bugs and validate the mitigations.

“While Hikvision is not aware of these vulnerabilities being exploited in the field, we encourage our partners to work with their customers following the guidance provided in the advisory to ensure proper cyber hygiene,” Hikvision notes in a notification letter sent to its partners.

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All customers are advised to apply the available patches as soon as possible, as vulnerabilities in Hikvision products are known to have been exploited in malicious attacks.

Related: Critical Vulnerability in Hikvision Storage Solutions Exposes Video Security Data

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Related: Critical Vulnerability in Hikvision Wireless Bridges Allows CCTV Hacking

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Ionut Arghire is an international correspondent for SecurityWeek.

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