Axis follows industry best practices in managing and responding to security vulnerabilities in our products to minimize customers risk of exposure. Axis cannot guarantee that products and services are free from flaws that may be exploited for malicious attacks.
Axis monitor known vulnerabilities referred to as CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure). Those that affect our products will be patched as part of regular firmware/software updates. CVEs that Axis identify as critical will be prioritized and often announced with a Security Advisory.
If you are concerned with a specific CVE that you believe may be present in the product's firmware:
- Check that you use the latest firmware/software for your product. Latest version may include a patch.
- Check the list of published Security Advisories (below)
- Read the Common remarks from security scanning tools
- Contact Axis product support at https://www.axis.com/support
In the case that you have discovered a new vulnerability in our product firmware, you are encouraged to submit your discovery via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sensitive content can be encrypted using our public PGP key.
Note: email@example.com will only respond to unknown potential product vulnerabilities (i.e those for which there is not an already documented CVE).
Should your discovery pertain to an exploit or vulnerability related to the Axis web or related web services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Note that Axis does not operate any bug bounty programs, however we credit the person responsible for the discovery.
Secure device identification by Axis
Axis devices equipped with Axis Edge Vault are provisioned with Axis device ID. Axis device ID certificates conforms to 802.1AR and can be verified using the Axis device ID Root CA certificate. The Axis device ID Root CA can be used to verify Axis device ID identities manually, in device management tools or in an 802.1x authentication server.
Please remember to verify the download against the provided sha256 hash before using Axis device ID Root CA as a trust anchor.
2021-08-23 An external research team has found a shortcoming in AXIS Device Manager's handling of device credentials stored in RAM, read the Axis Security Advisory for more information. The vulnerability was discovered by Ben Leonard-Lagarde and Freddie Sibley-Calder from Modux Limted.
2020-04-08 Axis Communications, has been approved as a Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE) Numbering Authority (CNA) for Axis products, authorizing our company to assign and publish CVE IDs to vulnerabilities in our products. Sebastian Hultqvist, Global Product Manager at Axis Communications commented, “Being recognised as a CNA is a testament to our ongoing work and underscores Axis’ vulnerability management and security best practices. Read the full press release here.
2020-07-31 An internal software security audit discovered a flaw in the protection against device tampering (known as Secure Boot) in AXIS W800 and AXIS S3008. Read the Axis Security Advisory for more information.
2020-06-22 Published Common remarks from security scanning tools to assist customers in making a risk analysis of the results from a security scanning.
2020-03-19 An internal software security audit discovered a flaw in the protection for device tampering (known as Secure Boot) in AXIS Q3527-LVE and AXIS A8207-VE MkII. Read the Axis Security Advisory for more information
2019-09-23 A researcher has discovered that ONVIF devices exposing WS Discovery (port 3207) to Internet are susceptible to be exploited for a Distributed Denial-Of-Service (DDOS) attack. Read Axis Security Advisory for more information.
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- ACV-165813 (Secure boot)
- ONVIF / WS Discovery DDoS
- ACV-147453 (AXIS A1001)
- ACV-120444 Axis CGI parser
- CVE-2016-6255 UPnP
- CVE-2016-2147/48 Busybox/DHCP
- ACV-116267 (CVE-2017-9765)
- Cross-Site Request Forgery
- Axis SSID Remote Format String
- CVE-2015-7547 glibc getaddrinfo
- CVE-2015-0235 Ghost - Get Host by name
- CVE-2014-6271 Shellshock
- CVE-2014-3566 SSL-Poodle
- CVE-2014-1030 VU680244-XSS
- CVE-2014-0224 OpenSSL MITM
- CVE-2014-0160 Heartbleed
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