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QNAP Patches Critical Vulnerability in Network Surveillance Products

Taiwanese network-attached storage (NAS) solutions provider QNAP Systems on Friday announced patches for a critical vulnerability impacting some of its network surveillance products.

Taiwanese network-attached storage (NAS) solutions provider QNAP Systems on Friday announced patches for a critical vulnerability impacting some of its network surveillance products.

Tracked as CVE-2022-27588, the security hole could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on vulnerable devices, the company says in its advisory.

QNAP says only VS series NVR devices running QVR are impacted and that the issue was addressed with the release of QVR 5.1.6 build 20220401. The manufacturer encourages all users to update their systems to the latest release.

Also this week, the company published information on patches released for a high-severity vulnerability in certain NAS devices running Photo Station.

Tracked as CVE-2021-44057, the “vulnerability allows attackers to compromise the security of the system,” the company says. Photo Station versions 6.0.20 and later, 5.7.16 and later, and 5.4.13 and later resolve this issue.

QNAP also announced fixes for multiple high-severity vulnerabilities in QTS, QuTS hero, and QuTScloud, which could be exploited remotely to inject commands (CVE-2021-44051), read or overwrite files (CVE-2021-44052), inject malicious code (CVE-2021-44053), or redirect users to an untrusted webpage (CVE-2021-44054).

The company has released software updates to address all of these security defects and encourages users to update their QNAP operating system to the latest releases.

It’s not uncommon for malicious actors to exploit QNAP product vulnerabilities in their operations.

Related: QNAP Extends Security Updates for Some EOL Devices

Related: QNAP Devices Targeted in New Wave of DeadBolt Ransomware Attacks

Related: QNAP Warns NAS Users of DeadBolt Ransomware Attacks

Written By

Ionut Arghire is an international correspondent for SecurityWeek.

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