Vulnerability Note VU#265532

Multi-vendor IP camera web interface authentication bypass

Original Release date: 10 Oct 2012 | Last revised: 23 Oct 2012


The web interface firmware for Foscam and Wansview H.264 Hi3510/11/12 IP cameras contain an authentication bypass vulnerability. Other vendors that share the same base firmware image are also vulnerable.


It has been reported that the web interface for IP cameras from several vendors including Foscam and Wansview contain an authentication bypass vulnerability. By visiting specific URLs, an attacker may be able to perform any function a normal user can. The admin password is also leaked through client side Javascript.


A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute any command available to the web interface including full administrative functions.


Apply an Update

Foscam has released firmware updates to address this vulnerability. Users should upgrade to the latest firmware version available for their camera.

If patches are not available from the vendor, please consider the following workaround.

Restrict Access

Appropriate firewall rules should be put in place so only trusted users can access the web interface.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
Shenzhen Foscam Intelligent TechnologyAffected18 Sep 201210 Oct 2012
wansviewAffected-10 Oct 2012
apexisUnknown-10 Oct 2012
EasynUnknown-10 Oct 2012
EasySeUnknown-10 Oct 2012
HiwireUnknown-10 Oct 2012
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 9.7 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:P
Temporal 7.9 E:POC/RL:U/RC:UC
Environmental 7.9 CDP:ND/TD:ND/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Don Kennedy for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2012-3002
  • Date Public: 08 Oct 2012
  • Date First Published: 10 Oct 2012
  • Date Last Updated: 23 Oct 2012
  • Document Revision: 21


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