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Security Notice - Statement About the Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in Products That Use MTK Chips

  • Initial Release Date: 2016-02-02
  • Last Release Date: 2016-02-05

Huawei noticed some media report about a software vulnerability in some Android smartphones and tablets which use MTK chips. By exploiting this vulnerability, a malicious app can obtain the root permission of the device. Huawei immediately launched an investigation and communicated with MTK about this vulnerability.

The investigation is over. Huawei products using the MTK chips do not use the code which has this vulnerability and are therefore not affected.

2016-02-05 V1.1 FINAL

2016-02-02 V1.0 INITIAL

Huawei adheres to protecting the ultimate interests of users with best efforts and the principle of responsible disclosure and deal with product security issues through our response mechanism. Please report to Huawei PSIRT at if you find any security vulnerability of Huawei products.