Remote code execution in Photo Station

Published: 2022-09-06 | Updated: 2022-10-21
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-27593
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Photo Station
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor QNAP Systems, Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU66993

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-27593

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper input validation

Exploit availability: Yes


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the affected system.

The vulnerability exists due to unspecified vulnerability. A remote non-authenticated attacker can send a specially crafted request to the affected system and execute arbitrary code.

Note, the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild by the DeadBolt ransomware.


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Vulnerable software versions

Photo Station: 5.2.0 - 6.1.1

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.