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Canon Detected Security Flaw In WiFi Protocol, Lots Of Firmware Updates To Come

Canon Detected Security Flaw In WiFi Protocol, Lots Of Firmware Updates To Come

It seems a lo of firmware updates are coming to Canon DSLRs, MILCs, and PowerShots. Good to know that Canon takes this issues seriously.

Canon product advisory:

Regarding the security advisory for Canon digital cameras related to PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) communication functions and firmware update functions.

Thank you very much for using Canon products.

An international team of security researchers has drawn our attention to a vulnerability related to communications via the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP), which is used by Canon digital cameras, as well as a vulnerability related to firmware updates.
(CVE-ID:CVE-2019-5994, CVE-2019-5995, CVE-2019-5998, CVE-2019-5999, CVE-2019-6000, CVE-2019-6001)

Due to these vulnerabilities, the potential exists for third-party attack on the camera if the camera is connected to a PC or mobile device that has been hijacked through an unsecured network.

At this point, there have been no confirmed cases of these vulnerabilities being exploited to cause harm, but in order to ensure that our customers can use our products securely, we would like to inform you of the following workarounds for this issue.

  • Ensure the suitability of security-related settings of the devices connected to the camera, such as the PC, mobile device, and router being used.
  • Do not connect the camera to a PC or mobile device that is being used in an unsecure network, such as in a free Wi-Fi environment.
  • Do not connect the camera to a PC or mobile device that is potentially exposed to virus infections.
  • Disable the camera’s network functions when they are not being used.
  • Download the official firmware from Canon’s website when performing a camera firmware update.

Models Affected

These vulnerabilities affect the EOS-series digital SLR and mirrorless cameras PowerShot SX740 HS, PowerShot SX70 HS, PowerShot G5X Mark II.


Firmware Update

There is an increased use of PCs and mobile devices in an unsecure (free Wi-Fi) network environment where customers are not aware of the network security. As it has become prevalent to transfer images from a camera to a mobile device via Wi-Fi connection, we will implement firmware updates for the following models that are equipped with the Wi-Fi function.

ModelEstimated Firmware availability
EOS-1D X*1*2Tbd
EOS-1D X Mark II*1*2                      Tbd
EOS-1D C*1*2                         Tbd
EOS 5D Mark III*1Tbd
EOS 5D Mark IV Tbd
EOS 5DS*1Tbd
EOS 5DS R*1        Tbd
EOS 6D       Tbd
EOS 6D Mark II Tbd
EOS 7D Mark II*1                              Tbd
EOS 70DTbd
EOS 80D     Version 1.0.3 is available for download
EOS M10Tbd
EOS M100Tbd
EOS M3Tbd
EOS M5Tbd
EOS M50Tbd
EOS M6Tbd
EOS R Tbd
EOS RPTbd
EOS Rebel SL2 Tbd
EOS Rebel SL3Tbd
EOS Rebel T6Tbd
EOS Rebel T6iTbd
EOS Rebel T6sTbd
EOS Rebel T7Tbd
EOS Rebel T7I Tbd
PowerShot G5X Mark IITbd
PowerShot SX70 HSTbd
PowerShot SX740 HSTbd

*1These models require a WiFi adapter or a Wireless File Transmitter to support WiFi connectivity. 

*2Ethernet connections can also permit these vulnerabilities.

Firmware update information will be provided for each product.


Support

If you have not already done so, please register your Canon Product. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.

This information is for residents of the United States and its five territories only. If you do not reside in the USA or its five territories, please contact the 

Canon Customer Support Center in your region. 

Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc.Contact Information for Inquiries

Canon Customer Support Center
Phone:1-800-OK-CANON
1-800-652-2666
TDD:1-855-270-3277
Email:carecenter@cits.canon.com 
For additional support options:  www.usa.canon.com/support 

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