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Security Advisory - Permission Control Vulnerability in Smart Phones

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20170614-01-smartphone
  • Initial Release Date: 2017-06-14
  • Last Release Date: 2017-06-14

Some Huawei Smart phones have a permission control vulnerability. Due to improper authorization on specific processes, an attacker with the root privilege of a mobile Android system can exploit this vulnerability to obtain some information of the user. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-04123)

This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-8216.

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-20170614-01-smartphone-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

Warsaw

Versions earlier than Warsaw-AL00C00B180

Warsaw-AL00C00B180

Versions earlier than Warsaw-TL10C01B180

Warsaw-TL10C01B180

An attacker can exploit this vulnerability to obtain some information of the user.

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

Base Score: 4.2 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Temporal Score: 3.9 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

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

The attacker has obtained the root privilege of the mobile Android system.

Vulnerability details:

An attacker with the root privilege of a mobile Android system can exploit this vulnerability to obtain some information of the user.

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

This vulnerability was reported to Huawei PSIRT by Wen Guanxing of Pangu lab. Huawei would like to thank Wen Guanxing for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.

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