Advisory Published

CVE-2023-21418: Path Traversal

First published: Tue Nov 21 2023(Updated: )

Sandro Poppi, member of the AXIS OS Bug Bounty Program, has found that the VAPIX API irissetup.cgi was vulnerable to path traversal attacks that allows for file deletion. This flaw can only be exploited after authenticating with an operator- or administrator-privileged service account. The impact of exploiting this vulnerability is lower with operator service accounts and limited to non-system files compared to administrator-privileges. Axis has released patched AXIS OS versions for the highlighted flaw. Please refer to the Axis security advisory for more information and solution.

Credit: product-security@axis.com

Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Axis Axis Os<
Axis Axis Os<11.7.57
Axis Axis Os 2018<8.40.35
Axis Axis Os 2020<9.80.49
Axis Axis Os 2022<10.12.213

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the severity of CVE-2023-21418?

    The severity of CVE-2023-21418 is high.

  • What is the impact of CVE-2023-21418?

    CVE-2023-21418 allows for file deletion through path traversal attacks, but exploitation requires authentication with an operator or administrator account.

  • What software is affected by CVE-2023-21418?

    Axis Axis Os versions up to, 11.7.57, 8.40.35, 9.80.49, and 10.12.213 are affected by CVE-2023-21418.

  • How can CVE-2023-21418 be fixed?

    Apply the latest security patch or update provided by Axis to fix CVE-2023-21418.

  • Where can I find more information about CVE-2023-21418?

    You can find more information about CVE-2023-21418 in the official Axis advisory document at: [https://www.axis.com/dam/public/49/93/55/cve-2023-21418-en-US-417792.pdf]


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