TP-Link Tapo C200 IP Camera High-Risk Vulnerability Threat Alert

TP-Link Tapo C200 IP Camera High-Risk Vulnerability Threat Alert

August 18, 2020 | Mina Hao

Overview

Recently, TP-Link fixed a high-risk vulnerability in the C200 IP camera.

A user’s hashed password can be found in the memory dump by using the discovered Heartbleed vulnerability exposed on TCP port 443. The hash was then used for a pass-the-hash attack by exploiting the login process on the API. This caused a login token called “stok” to be issued, which could be used to authenticate to the device as the user.

Later, an attacker could perform authenticated operations, such as moving the camera’s motor, formatting the SD card, creating an RTSP account to view the camera’s video feed, and disabling the privacy mode.

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Affected Versions

  • Tapo C200 1.7.0 Firmware version < 1.0.10

Unaffected Versions

  • Tapo C200 1.7.0 Firmware version >= 1.0.10

Solution

The vendor has released a new firmware version to fix this vulnerability. Affected users are advised to upgrade as soon as possible.

For how to upgrade the firmware version, please refer to FAQs at the vendor’s website:

https://www.tapo.com/uk/faq/21/

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