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Security Advisory - Resource Management Vulnerability in Huawei Servers

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20160824-01-server
  • Initial Release Date: 2016-08-24
  • Last Release Date: 2016-08-24

Some Huawei servers have a resource management vulnerability in the iBMC (Intelligent Baseboard Management Controller). A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to exhaust iBMC resources and cause a denial of service. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2016-05251)

This vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-6900.

Huawei has released software updates to fix these vulnerabilities. This advisory is available at the following link:

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

RH1288 V3



RH2288 V3



RH2288H V3



RH5885 V3



XH620 V3



XH622 V3



XH628 V3



A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to exhaust iBMC resources and cause a denial of service.

The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv2 scoring system (

Base Score: 1.7 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Temporal Score: 1.4 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

1. Prerequisite:

The attacker could access local shell of the device.

2. Attacking procedure:

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to create countless processes, exhausting iBMC resources and causing a denial of service.

Customers should contact Huawei TAC (Huawei Technical Assistance Center) to request the upgrades. For TAC contact information, please refer to Huawei worldwide website at

This vulnerability was discovered by Huawei internal tester.

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