Executive Summary

Title Zhuhai Raysharp firmware for DVRs from multiple vendors contains hard-coded credentials
NameVU#899080First vendor Publication2016-02-17
VendorVU-CERTLast vendor Modification2016-02-19
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionM

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Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score10Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score10Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score10AuthenticationNone Required
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Vulnerability Note VU#899080

Zhuhai Raysharp firmware for DVRs from multiple vendors contains hard-coded credentials

Original Release date: 17 Feb 2016 | Last revised: 19 Feb 2016


Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), security cameras, and possibly other devices from multiple vendors use a firmware derived from Zhuhai RaySharp that contains a hard-coded root password.


CWE-259: Use of Hard-coded Password - CVE-2015-8286

According to the reporter, DVR devices based on the Zhuhai RaySharp firmware contain a hard-coded root password. Remote attackers with knowledge of the password may gain root access to the device.

Furthermore, it was previously reported publicly that many of these devices enable remote access via telnet or port 9000 by default.

The CERT/CC has not been able to confirm this information directly with Zhuhai RaySharp. The Vendor List below provides more information on each manufacturer that was reported to be vulnerable.

The reporter, Risk Based Security, has provided security advisory RBS-2016-001 with more information.


An unauthenticated remote attacker may gain root access to the device.


Apply an update if possible

Some vendors have released updated firmware to address this issue. Please contact your device manufacturer for more information. The Vendor List below provides more information on each manufacturer that was reported to be vulnerable.

If your vendor does not have an updated firmware available at this time, you may consider the following mitigations:

Restrict network access

Use a firewall or similar technology to restrict access to trusted hosts, networks, and services.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
SwannAffected22 Sep 201519 Feb 2016
Zhuhai RaySharpAffected09 Sep 201517 Feb 2016
Axis CommunicationsNot Affected08 Feb 201612 Feb 2016
HanwhaNot Affected08 Feb 201612 Feb 2016
COP USAUnknown09 Sep 201517 Feb 2016
CWDUnknown23 Sep 201517 Feb 2016
KGuard SecurityUnknown09 Sep 201517 Feb 2016
Konig ElectronicsUnknown23 Sep 201517 Feb 2016
Lorex CorporationUnknown09 Sep 201517 Feb 2016
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

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  • https://www.riskbasedsecurity.com/research/RBS-2016-001.pdf
  • http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/01/28/more-than-a-dozen-brands-of-security-camera-systems-vulnerable-to-hacker-hijacking/
  • http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2015/Jun/117
  • http://console-cowboys.blogspot.com/2013/01/swann-song-dvr-insecurity.html


Thanks to Carsten Eiram of Risk Based Security for reporting these vulnerabilities.

This document was written by Garret Wassermann.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs:CVE-2015-8286
  • Date Public:17 Feb 2016
  • Date First Published:17 Feb 2016
  • Date Last Updated:19 Feb 2016
  • Document Revision:70


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Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/899080

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

100 %CWE-254Security Features

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration


Alert History

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2016-03-07 17:29:01
  • Multiple Updates
2016-02-19 21:29:03
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2016-02-19 21:24:06
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2016-02-18 17:30:28
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2016-02-18 17:25:47
  • Multiple Updates
2016-02-18 09:29:29
  • Multiple Updates
2016-02-18 00:28:54
  • Multiple Updates
2016-02-18 00:24:15
  • First insertion