Synology Media Server prior 1.8.1-2876 CGI buffer overflow

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, has been found in Synology Media Server. This issue affects an unknown function of the component CGI Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a buffer overflow vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-120. The program copies an input buffer to an output buffer without verifying that the size of the input buffer is less than the size of the output buffer, leading to a buffer overflow. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Buffer copy without checking size of input ('Classic Buffer Overflow') vulnerability in cgi component in Synology Media Server before 1.8.1-2876 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors.

The weakness was disclosed 07/28/2022 as SA_20_24. It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2022-22683 since 01/05/2022. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/28/2022).

Upgrading to version 1.8.1-2876 eliminates this vulnerability.





  • commercial

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 9.7

VulDB Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Temp Score: 9.4
VulDB Vector: 🔒
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

NVD Base Score: 9.8
NVD Vector: 🔒

CNA Base Score: 10.0
CNA Vector (Synology Inc.): 🔒



VulDB Base Score: 🔒
VulDB Temp Score: 🔒
VulDB Reliability: 🔍


Class: Buffer overflow
CWE: CWE-120 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined

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EPSS Percentile: 🔒

Price Prediction: 🔍
Current Price Estimation: 🔒


Threat Intelligenceinfo

Interest: 🔍
Active Actors: 🔍
Active APT Groups: 🔍


Recommended: Upgrade
Status: 🔍

0-Day Time: 🔒

Upgrade: Media Server 1.8.1-2876


01/05/2022 CVE reserved
07/28/2022 +203 days Advisory disclosed
07/28/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
08/28/2022 +31 days VulDB last update



Advisory: SA_20_24
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-22683 (🔒)


Created: 07/28/2022 01:55 PM
Updated: 08/28/2022 10:00 AM
Changes: 07/28/2022 01:55 PM (50), 08/28/2022 10:00 AM (9)
Complete: 🔍


Jehoshua (+0)
8 months ago
Why does one have to search for the status of a vulnerability in the small text of (e.g. 'Upgrading to version 1.8.1-2876 eliminates this vulnerability')?

Wouldn't it be extremely useful to have the status (e.g. Unconfirmed, Confirmed, Resolved, ...) in the colored information in your header just by the colored areas of "CVSS Meta Temp Score" , "Current Exploit Price (≈)" and "CTI Interest Score"?

Thanks a lot, kind regards,
Thomas Schittli
Thank you. We will provide a customization feature for something like this in the future.

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