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Security Advisory - Memory Leak Vulnerability in Some Huawei FireWall Products

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20171213-02-firewall
  • Initial Release Date: 2017-12-13
  • Last Release Date: 2017-12-20

Some Huawei FireWall products have a memory leak vulnerability due to memory don't be released when an local authenticated attacker execute special commands many times. An attacker could exploit it to cause memory leak, which may further lead to system exceptions.(Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-06147)

This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-17162.
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-20171213-02-firewall-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

Secospace USG6600

V500R001C30SPC100

Upgrade to V500R001C30SPC600 + V500R001SPH012 or V500R001C60SPC300 + V500R001SPH012

Secospace USG6600
V500R001C30SPC200
Upgrade to V500R001C30SPC600 + V500R001SPH012 or V500R001C60SPC300 + V500R001SPH012
Secospace USG6600
V500R001C30SPC300
Upgrade to V500R001C30SPC600 + V500R001SPH012 or V500R001C60SPC300 + V500R001SPH012

USG9500

V500R001C30SPC100

Upgrade to V500R001C30SPC600 + V500R001SPH012  or V500R001C60SPC300 + V500R001SPH012

USG9500

V500R001C30SPC200

Upgrade to V500R001C30SPC600 + V500R001SPH012  or V500R001C60SPC300 + V500R001SPH012

USG9500

V500R001C30SPC300

Upgrade to V500R001C30SPC600 + V500R001SPH012  or V500R001C60SPC300 + V500R001SPH012

V500R001C30SPC300
V500R001C30SPC100
V500R001C30SPC100
V500R001C30SPC100

An attacker could exploit it to cause memory leak, which may further lead to system exceptions.

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

Base Score: 5.5 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Temporal Score: 5.1 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

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

An attacker has normal user permissions. 

Vulnerability details:

Some Huawei FireWall products have a memory leak vulnerability due to memory don't be released when an local authenticated attacker execute special commands many times. An attacker could exploit it to cause memory leak, which may further lead to system exceptions.

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.

2017-12-20 V1.1 UPDATE Update the "Vulnerability Scoring Details" and "Software Versions and Fixes" elements.
2017-12-13 V1.0 INITIAL

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