Canon Issues Security Advisory Related to PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) Communication Functions and Firmware Update Functions

Looks like we are going to see a large number of firmware updates in the near future. From Canon USA:
Regarding the security advisory for Canon digital cameras related to PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) communication functions and firmware update functions.
Thank you very much for using Canon products.
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.

Models Affected
These vulnerabilities affect the EOS-series digital SLR and mirrorless cameras PowerShot SX740 HS, PowerShot SX70 HS, PowerShot G5X Mark II.
Firmware Update
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.

Model Estimated Firmware availability
EOS-1D X *1 *2 Tbd
EOS-1D X Mark II *1 *2 Tbd
EOS-1D C *1 *2 Tbd
EOS 5D Mark III *1 Tbd
EOS 5D Mark IV Tbd
EOS 5DS *1 Tbd
EOS 5DS R *1 Tbd
EOS 6D Tbd
EOS 6D Mark II Tbd
EOS 7D Mark II *1 Tbd
EOS 70D Version 1.0.3 is available for download
EOS 80D Tbd
EOS M10 Tbd
EOS M100 Tbd
EOS M3 Tbd
EOS M5 Tbd
EOS M50 Tbd
EOS M6 Tbd
EOS Rebel SL2 Tbd
EOS Rebel SL3 Tbd
EOS Rebel T6 Tbd
EOS Rebel T6i Tbd
EOS Rebel T6s Tbd
EOS Rebel T7 Tbd
EOS Rebel T7I Tbd
PowerShot G5X Mark II Tbd
PowerShot SX70 HS Tbd
PowerShot SX740 HS Tbd

*1 These models require a WiFi adapter or a Wireless File Transmitter to support WiFi connectivity.
*2 Ethernet connections can also permit these vulnerabilities.
Firmware update information will be provided for each product.
If you have not already done so, please register your Canon Product. By registering, we will be able to notify you via email about future announcements.
This information is for residents of the United States and its five territories only. If you do not reside in the USA or its five territories, please contact the
Canon Customer Support Center in your region.
Thank you,
Customer Support Operations
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Contact Information for Inquiries
Canon Customer Support Center
Phone: 1-800-OK-CANON 1-800-652-2666
TDD: 1-855-270-3277
For additional support options:
Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Scott!

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