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Security Advisory - Two DoS Vulnerabilities in Call Module of Some Huawei Smart Phones

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20170725-02-smartphone
  • Initial Release Date: 2017-07-25
  • Last Release Date: 2017-07-25

There are two DoS vulnerabilities in the call module of some Huawei smart phones due to the lack of a parameters check. An attacker may trick a user into installing a malicious application, and the application can send given parameter to call module to crash the call and data communication process. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-06008 and HWPSIRT-2017-06009)
The two vulnerabilities have been assigned two CVE IDs: CVE-2017-8145 and CVE-2017-8146.
Huawei has released software updates to fix these vulnerabilities. This advisory is available at the following link:
http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/security-advisories/huawei-sa-20170725-02-smartphone-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

P10

The versions before VTR-AL00C00B167

Upgrade to VTR-AL00C00B167

The versions before VTR-TL00C01B167

Upgrade to VTR-TL00C01B167

P10 Plus

The versions before VKY-AL00C00B167

Upgrade to VKY-AL00C00B167

The vertions before VKY-TL00C01B167

Upgrade to VKY-TL00C01B167


Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities allow attackers to crash the call and data communication process.

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

HWPSIRT-2017-06008 and HWPSIRT-2017-06009:
Base Score: 5.5 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
Temporal Score: 5.1 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)
HWPSIRT-2017-06008 and HWPSIRT-2017-06009:
This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:
The attacker successfully tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone.
Vulnerability details:
An attacker may trick a user into installing a malicious application, and the application can send given parameter to call module to crash the call and data communication process.

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

These vulnerabilities were reported to Huawei PSIRT by Erez Yalon of Checkmarx. Huawei would like to thank Erez Yalon for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.

2017-07-25 V1.0 INITIAL

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