Canon camera firmware security updates
Canon camera firmware updates
Firmware addresses potential security issues
Canon has released a number of camera firmware updates that address potential issues in their picture transfer protocol.
It’s not a serious problem, and if you don’t use the WiFi functionality it’s not essential. The update process is pretty simple, and the update includes any previous updates you may have missed.
Canon firmware updates released to date
Updates released as of 23rd Nov 2019
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.
These vulnerabilities affect the EOS-series digital SLR and mirrorless cameras PowerShot SX740 HS, PowerShot SX70 HS, PowerShot G5X Mark II.
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.
|EOS-1D X Mark II*1*2||V1.1.7|
|EOS 5D Mark III*1||V1.3.6|
|EOS 5D Mark IV||V1.2.1|
|EOS 5DS R*1||V1.1.3|
|EOS 6D Mark II||V1.0.5|
|EOS 7D Mark II*1||V1.1.3|
|EOS M6 Mark II||V1.0.1|
|EOS Rebel SL2||Tbd|
|EOS Rebel SL3||V1.0.2|
|EOS Rebel T6||Tbd|
|EOS Rebel T6i||Tbd|
|EOS Rebel T6s||V1.0.1|
|EOS Rebel T7||Tbd|
|EOS Rebel T7I||Tbd|
|PowerShot G5X Mark II||Tbd|
|PowerShot SX70 HS||V1.1.1|
|PowerShot SX740 HS
*1These models require a WiFi adapter or a Wireless File Transmitter to support WiFi connectivity.
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