CVSS 3.1 Score 7.1 of 10 (high)


Published Nov 21, 2023
Updated: Nov 28, 2023


CVE-2023-21417 is a vulnerability found in the VAPIX API manageoverlayimage.cgi, affecting multiple AXIS OS products. The vulnerability allows for path traversal attacks, enabling an authenticated user with operator or administrator privileges to delete files and folders. The impact of exploiting this vulnerability is lower for operator service accounts compared to administrator accounts, as it is limited to non-system files. Axis has released patched versions of the affected AXIS OS products to address this flaw. Organizations should refer to the Axis security advisory for more information and steps to remediate the vulnerability. This vulnerability poses a potential danger to organizations as it could lead to unauthorized deletion of files and disruption of operations.

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