Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers Directory Traversal Vulnerability in Apexis Webcam


Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs has discovered a directory traversal vulnerability in Apexis Webcam.
The vulnerability exists in the web interface on Apexis camera APM-J601-WS with firmware It allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a crafted HTTP request.


FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

Released Jun 12, 2014

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This vulnerability was discovered by Axelle Apvrille of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs.

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