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Security Advisory - Release of Invalid Pointer Vulnerability in Some Huawei Products

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20220112-01-invalid
  • Initial Release Date: 2022.01.20
  • Last Release Date: 2022.01.20

There is a release of invalid pointer vulnerability in some Huawei products, successful exploit may cause the process and service abnormal. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2021-64225)

This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2021-40042.

This vulnerability was discovered by Huawei internal tester.

For products that have released software updates to fix this vulnerability, Huawei will release and update the Security Advisory at:

http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/security-advisories/huawei-sa-20220112-01-invalid-en


Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

CloudEngine 12800

V200R019C10SPC800

V200R019SPH007

V200R019C10SPC900

CloudEngine 5800

V200R019C10SPC800

V200R019SPH007

V200R020C00SPC600

CloudEngine 58&68&78&88&98 V200R020SPH003

CloudEngine 6800

V200R019C10SPC800

V200R019SPH007

V200R019C10SPC900

V200R020C00SPC600

CloudEngine 58&68&78&88&98 V200R020SPH003

V300R020C00SPC200

V300R020SPH003

CloudEngine 7800

V200R019C10SPC800

V200R019SPH007


Successful exploit may cause the process and service abnormal.


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

Base Score: 6.5 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Temporal Score: 6.0 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)


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

An authenticated attacker can send messages to the target device.

Vulnerability details:

There is a release of invalid pointer vulnerability in some Huawei products. An attacker may send specially crafted messages to the affected products. Due to insufficient validation of some parameter in the message, successful exploit may cause the process and service abnormal.


Customers should contact Huawei TAC (Huawei Technical Assistance Center) to request the upgrades. For TAC contact information, please refer to Huawei worldwide website at http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/report-vulnerabilities.

This vulnerability was discovered by Huawei internal tester.


2022-01-20 V1.0 INITIAL


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