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Security Advisory - DoS Vulnerabilities in Driver of Huawei Smart Phones

  • SA No:Huawei-SA-20160105-01-SmartPhone
  • Initial Release Date: Jan 05, 2016
  • Last Release Date: Feb 03, 2016

There is a Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability in ION driver and Maxim_smartpa_dev driver in some Huawei smart phones respectively. An attacker may trick a user into installing a malicious application and the application can access invalid address of driver to crash the system. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2015-11083 and HWPSIRT-2015-11089)

The vulnerability HWPSIRT-2015-11083 has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-8678, the vulnerability HWPSIRT-2015-11089 has been assigned CVE ID: CVE-2015-8679.

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-20160105-01-smartphone-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

P8[1]

GRA-TL00C01B220 and earlier versions

GRA-TL00C01B230

GRA-CL00C92B220 and earlier versions

GRA-CL00C92B230

GRA-CL10C92B220 and earlier versions

GRA-CL10C92B230

GRA-UL00C00B220 and earlier versions

GRA-UL00C00B230

GRA-UL10C00B220 and earlier versions

GRA-UL10C00B230

Mate S[1]

CRR-TL00C01B153SP01 and earlier versions

CRR-TL00C01B160SP01

CRR-UL00C00B153 and earlier versions

CRR-UL00C00B160

CRR-CL00C92B153 and earlier versions

CRR-CL00C92B161

 

[1] Mobile phones will receive a system update prompt. The vulnerabilities will be fixed after users install the update.

HWPSIRT-2015-11083 & HWPSIRT-2015-11089:

The malicious application installed on smart phone can exploit this vulnerability to crash the system.

The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv2 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/).

HWPSIRT-2015-11083 & HWPSIRT-2015-11089:

Base Score: 4.0 (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Temporal Score: 3.3 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

HWPSIRT-2015-11083 & HWPSIRT-2015-11089:

1. Prerequisite:

The attacker successfully tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone.

2. Attacking procedure:

There is a DoS vulnerability in ION driver and Maxim_smartpa_dev driver in some Huawei smart phones respectively. An attacker may trick a user into installing a malicious application and the application can access invalid address of driver to crash the system.

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

2. 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/index.htm


These vulnerabilities was reported to Huawei PSIRT by Guo Yonggang and Chen Gengjia from Lab 0x031E of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. Huawei would like to thank Guo Yonggang and Chen Gengjia for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.

2016-02-03 V1.1 FINAL updated information of "Software Versions and Fixes"

2016-01-05 V1.0 INITIAL
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