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Foscam IP camera authentication bypass vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#525132

Original Release Date: 2014-03-03 | Last Revised: 2014-03-03


The FI8910W Foscam IP camera running firmware version fails to properly authenticate users.


CWE-592: Authentication Bypass Issues - CVE-2014-1911

The FI8910W Foscam IP camera running firmware version contains a vulnerability which allows an unauthenticated remote attacker to gain access to streaming video and image data.

Other models and firmwares may be affected.


An unauthenticated remote attacker may be able to gain privileged access to video and image data.


Apply an Update

Foscam advises users to upgrade to firmware In addition, the following workaround is available:

Restrict Access
As a general good security practice, only allow connections from trusted hosts and networks. Appropriate firewall rules which block incoming connections from untrusted networks would likely prevent an external attacker from accessing the Foscam IP camera.

Vendor Information


Shenzhen Foscam Intelligent Technology Affected

Notified:  January 22, 2014 Updated: February 25, 2014



Vendor Statement

Foscam did not respond to our contact attempts.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 7.8 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N
Temporal 6.8 E:H/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 1.7 CDP:ND/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to KK "stiegl" for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Todd Lewellen.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2014-1911
Date Public: 2014-03-03
Date First Published: 2014-03-03
Date Last Updated: 2014-03-03 19:25 UTC
Document Revision: 7

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