QNAP fixed eight flaws that could allow NAS devices takeover

Pierluigi Paganini December 08, 2020

Network-attached storage (NAS) vendor QNAP addressed vulnerabilities that could enable attackers to take over unpatched NAS devices.

The Taiwanese vendor QNAP has released security updates to fix eight vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers to over unpatched NAS devices.

The list of vulnerabilities addressed by QNAP is available here, it includes XSS and command injection issues. The flaws fixed by the vendor are rated as medium and high severity security.

 The high-severity vulnerabilities tracked as CVE-2020-2495, CVE-2020-2496, CVE-2020-2497, and CVE-2020-2498 are cross-side-scripting flaws that could allow remote attackers to inject malicious code in File Station, to inject malicious code in System Connection Logs, and to inject malicious code in certificate configuration.

Other high severity issues fixed by the vendor are:

  • CVE-2020-2493 – Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability in Multimedia Console
  • CVE-2020-2491 – Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability in Photo Station

The Taiwanese vendor released security updates for QNAP QuTS hero high-performance ZFS-based operating system and the QTS NAS OS.

Customers have to apply the security updates as soon as possible to prevent their devices from being compromised.

QSnatch QNAP

In October, the vendor published an advisory to warn customers that certain versions of its NAS OS (QTS) are affected by the Zerologon vulnerability.

In October, QNAP also addressed two critical security vulnerabilities in the Helpdesk app that can potentially allow threat actors to take over the vulnerable QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) devices.

In September, while the AgeLocker ransomware was continuing to target QNAP NAS systems, the Taiwanese vendor urged customers to update the firmware and apps.

In early August, the Taiwanese company urged its users to update the Malware Remover app to prevent NAS devices from being infected by the QSnatch malware.

In June the company also warned of eCh0raix ransomware attacks that targeted its NAS devices.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, NAS)

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