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Security Advisory - Null Pointer Dereference Vulnerability in Some Huawei Smart Phones

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20190821-01-smartphone
  • Initial Release Date: 2019.08.21
  • Last Release Date: 2019.08.21

There is a null pointer dereference vulnerability in some Huawei smart phones. An attacker crafts specific packets and sends to the affected product to exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploitation may cause the affected phone abnormal. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2019-05097)

This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2019-5235.

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-20190821-01-smartphone-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

Harry-AL00C

9.1.0.206(C00E205R3P1)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.217(C00E215R1P17)

Harry-AL00C-PRELOAD

9.0.1.5(C735R1)

Upgrade to Harry-AL00C 9.1.0.217(C00E215R1P17)

9.1.0.1(C00R3)

Harry-AL10B

9.1.0.206(C00E205R3P1)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.217(C00E215R3P1)

Harry-LGRP1-CHN

9.1.0.206

Upgrade to Harry-AL00C 9.1.0.217(C00E215R1P17)

Harry-TL00C

9.0.1.162(C01E160R2P3)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.217(C01E215R3P1)

Jackman-AL00D

8.2.0.170(C861)

Upgrade to Jackman-AL20D 9.1.0.210(C00E10R4P2T8)

8.2.0.188(C00R2P1)

Jackman-L03

8.2.0.163(C605)

Upgrade to Jackman-L23 9.1.0.220(C605E3R1P1T8)

Jackman-L21

8.2.0.160(C185)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.220(C185E1R5P1T8)

Jackman-L22

8.2.0.156(C636R2P2)

Upgrade to Johnson-L22D 9.1.0.217(C636E2R2P1T8)

Jackman-L23

8.2.0.152(C45CUSTC45D1)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.220(C45E3R1P1T8)

8.2.0.162(C605)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.220(C605E3R1P1T8)

Johnson-AL00C

8.2.0.175(C00R2P4)

Upgrade to Johnson-AL10C 9.1.0.210(C00E10R3P2T8)

8.2.0.190(C788R1P16)

Johnson-AL00IC

8.2.0.161(C675CUSTC675D1)

Upgrade to Johnson-L42IC 9.1.0.216(C675E8R2P1T8)

Johnson-AL10C

8.2.0.165(C00R1P16)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.210(C00E10R3P2T8)

Johnson-L21C

8.2.0.130(C461R1P1)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.221(C461E2R1P1T8)

8.2.0.130(C652CUSTC652D1)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.219(C432E1R1P1T8)

8.2.0.131(C10R2P2)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.221(C10E2R1P1T8)

8.2.0.136(C432CUSTC432D1)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.219(C432E1R1P1T8)

Johnson-L21D

8.2.0.101(C10CUSTC10D1)

Upgrade to Johnson-L21C 9.1.0.221(C10E2R1P1T8)

8.2.0.101(C432CUSTC432D1)

Upgrade to Johnson-L21C 9.1.0.219(C432E1R1P1T8)

8.2.0.131(C55CUSTC55D1)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.219(EEAC55E2R1P1T8)

Johnson-L22C

8.2.0.105(C185R1P1)

Upgrade to Johnson-L22D 9.1.0.217(C185E3R2P1T8)

8.2.0.107(C636R2P1)

Upgrade to Johnson-L22D 9.1.0.217(C636E2R2P1T8)

Johnson-L22D

8.2.0.103(C652CUSTC652D1)

Upgrade to Johnson-L21C 9.1.0.219(C432E1R1P1T8)

8.2.0.105(C185R2P1)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.217(C185E3R2P1T8)

8.2.0.107(C636R2P1)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.217(C636E2R2P1T8)

Johnson-L23C

8.2.0.130(C636CUSTC636D2)

Upgrade to Johnson-L22D 9.1.0.217(C636E2R2P1T8)

8.2.0.133(C605CUSTC605D1)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.218(C605E1R1P2T8)

Johnson-L42IC

8.2.0.155(C675R2P1)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.216(C675E8R2P1T8)

Johnson-L42IE

8.2.0.155(C675R2P1)

Upgrade to Johnson-L42IC 9.1.0.216(C675E8R2P1T8)

Johnson-L42IF

8.2.0.110(C652CUSTC652D1)

Upgrade to Johnson-L21C 9.1.0.219(C432E1R1P1T8)

8.2.0.155(C675R2P1)

Upgrade to Johnson-L42IC 9.1.0.216(C675E8R2P1T8)

Johnson-TL00D

8.2.0.100(C541CUSTC541D1)

Upgrade to Johnson-TL00F 9.1.0.223(C541E1R1P1T8)

8.2.0.165(C01R1P16)

Upgrade to Johnson-TL00C 9.1.0.210(C01E10R3P2T8)

Johnson-TL00F

8.2.0.100(C541CUSTC541D1)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.223(C541E1R1P1T8)

Potter-AL00C

9.1.0.208(C00E205R3P1)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.217(C00E217R4P1)

Potter-AL10A

9.1.0.208(C00E205R3P1)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.217(C00E215R3P1)

VOGUE-AL00A

9.1.0.162(C00E160R2P1)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.186(C00E180R2P1)

VOGUE-AL00A-PRELOAD

9.1.0.12(C00R1)

Upgrade to VOGUE-AL00A 9.1.0.186(C00E180R2P1)

9.1.0.4(C735R1)

VOGUE-AL00A 9.1.0.186(C00E180R2P1)

VOGUE-AL10C

9.1.0.162(C00E160R2P1)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.186(C00E180R2P1)

VOGUE-AL10C-PRELOAD

9.1.0.12(C00R1)

Upgrade to VOGUE-AL10C 9.1.0.186(C00E180R2P1)

VOGUE-LGRP1-CHN

9.1.0.162

Upgrade to VOGUE-AL00A 9.1.0.186(C00E180R2P1)

VOGUE-LGRP2-OVS

9.1.0.161

Upgrade to VOGUE-AL00A 9.1.0.186(C00E180R2P1)

VOGUE-TL00B

9.1.0.162(C01E160R2P1)

Upgrade to 9.1.0.186(C01E180R2P1)



By exploiting this vulnerability, an attacker can cause the affected phone abnormal.

The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/specification-document).

Base Score: 5.3 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Temporal Score: 4.9 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

Overall Score: 4.9

This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:

The attacker could be able to communicate with the products.

Vulnerability details:

There is a null pointer dereference vulnerability in some Huawei smart phones. An attacker crafts specific packets and sends to the affected product to exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploitation may cause the affected phone abnormal.

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.


2019-08-21 V1.0 INITIAL


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