Axis Advises of Firmware Upgrade to Address Security Vulnerability

A critical security vulnerability has recently been discovered that affects Axis products that are exposed to the Internet. Axis strongly recommends that customers upgrade to latest firmware releases.

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--()--A critical security vulnerability has been discovered in Axis products, with firmware versions between 5.20 to 6.20.X. At risk, are products that are exposed to the internet. If the products are exploited, the intruder has the potential to gain control of the affected product.

Devices behind a protected network, network cameras connected to AXIS Video Hosting System and network cameras part of AXIS Companion solution are at low risk.

Axis recommends all users to upgrade to the latest firmware as soon as possible to eliminate this risk. Firmware can be downloaded and installed using the AXIS Camera Management tool or downloaded from the Axis support web page and then installed via the product’s Web interface.

An independent researcher made Axis aware of the vulnerability, and plans to disclose it publicly on July 18th.

Cyber security high priority at Axis

All network devices are subject to potential threats, including network cameras. Axis has a detailed process to eliminate vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.

“Axis Communications follows industry best practices in managing and responding to security vulnerabilities in its products in order to minimize customers’ risk of exposure,” said John Bartolac, Senior Manager, North America Cyber Strategy. “As soon as vulnerabilities are discovered, we provide access to service releases and work to notify our partners. Although most installed cameras are safe behind a protected network and the probability of being affected is low, we still see this issue as critical and recommend that users upgrade the affected products’ firmware in a controlled manner, and follow Axis’ hardening guide to further reduce any potential vulnerabilities.”

For more information and to view the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures report, click here.

About Axis

Axis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the market leader in network video, Axis is driving the industry by continually launching innovative network products based on an open platform - delivering high value to customers through a global partner network. Axis has long-term relationships with partners and provides them with knowledge and ground-breaking network products in existing and new markets.

Axis has more than 2,100 dedicated employees in more than 50 countries around the world, supported by a global network of over 80,000 partners. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website www.axis.com.

Contacts

Axis Communications, Inc.
Kristin Albano, 978-614-3089
kristin.albano@axis.com
or
Matter Communications
Anne Lines, 978-518-4512
axis@matternow.com

Contacts

Axis Communications, Inc.
Kristin Albano, 978-614-3089
kristin.albano@axis.com
or
Matter Communications
Anne Lines, 978-518-4512
axis@matternow.com