September 27, 2023

Synology has patched several critical vulnerabilities, including flaws likely exploited recently at the Pwn2Own hacking contest.

First vulnerability tracked as CVE-2022-43931 affects Synology VPN Plus Server, which turns routers into an advanced VPN server that allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands.


The second vulnerability is impacting the Synology Router Manager (SRM), the operating system that powers the firm’s routers. The flaws can be exploited for arbitrary command execution, denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, and reading arbitrary files.

The vulnerabilities were demonstrated at the Pwn2Own Toronto 2022 hacking contest, which took place December 6-9. Participants earned nearly $1 million for exploits targeting smartphones, printers, routers, NAS devices, and smart speakers.

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