Hikivision IP Camera Command Injection Vulnerability

critical Nessus Plugin ID 170037


The remote host is affected by a command injection vulnerability.


The Hikivision Product is affected by a Command Injection Vulnerability in the web server component of its user interface. As such, a remote unauthenticated attacker can cause the product to run commands via the language tags.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version and build numbers.


See vendor advisory

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 170037

File Name: hikivision_CVE-2021-36260.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 1/13/2023

Updated: 10/11/2023

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-36260


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/h:hikvision:ip_cameras

Required KB Items: Host/Hikvision IP Camera/build, Host/Hikvision IP Camera/version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/22/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/22/2021

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 1/24/2022

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Hikvision IP Camera Unauthenticated Command Injection)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-36260