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QNAP, a Taiwan based provider of network-attached storage (NAS) devices announced security updates on Friday that address nine security weaknesses, including a critical issue that could be exploited to take over an affected system.

“A vulnerability has been reported to affect QNAP VS Series NVR running QVR,” QNAP said in an advisory. “If exploited, this vulnerability allows remote attackers to run arbitrary commands.” As a result of this vulnerability, QNAP released firmware patches.

Tracked as CVE-2022-27588 (CVSS score: 9.8), the vulnerability has been addressed in QVR 5.1.6 build 20220401 and later. Credited with reporting the flaw is the Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (JPCERT/CC).

Customers are encouraged to update their devices as soon as possible. In the event you need assistance updating your devices, don’t hesitate to contact us after reading about our Cybersecurity services.

Aside from the critical shortcoming, QNAP has also resolved three high-severity and five medium-severity bugs in its software. Relevant CVE ID’s for the high and medium severities being addressed can be found below: