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Security Advisory - Out-of-Bounds Memory Access Vulnerability in the GPU Driver of Huawei Mobile Phones

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20180207-01-smartphone
  • Initial Release Date: Feb 07, 2018
  • Last Release Date: Feb 07, 2018

There is a out-of-bounds memory access vulnerability in the GPU driver of some Huawei smart phones due to the input parameters validation. An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone, and the application can call the driver with special parameter and cause accessing out-of-bounds memory. Successful exploit may result in phone crash or arbitrary code execution. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-12021)
This vulnerability has been assigned a CVE ID: CVE-2017-17227.
Huawei has released software updates to fix this vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link:
http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/security-advisories/huawei-sa-20180207-01-smartphone-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

Mate 10

The versions before ALP-L09 8.0.0.120(C212)

ALP-L09 8.0.0.120(C212)

The versions before ALP-L09 8.0.0.127(C900)

ALP-L09 8.0.0.127(C900)

The versions before ALP-L09 8.0.0.128(402/C02/C109/C346/C432/C652)

ALP-L09 8.0.0.128(402/C02/C109/C346/C432/C652)

Successful exploit may result in phone crash or arbitrary code execution.
The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/specification-document).
Base Score: 8.8 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H)
Temporal Score: 8.2 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)
This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:
The attacker successfully tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone.
Vulnerability details:
There is a out-of-bounds memory access vulnerability in the GPU driver of some Huawei smart phones due to the input parameters validation. An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone, and the application can call the driver with special parameter and cause accessing out-of-bounds memory. Successful exploit may result in phone crash or arbitrary code execution.

The product that supports automatic update will receive a system update prompt. You can install the update to fix the vulnerability.

This vulnerability was discovered by Huawei internal tester.
2018-02-07 V1.0 INITIAL

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