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Security Advisory - Information Exposure Vulnerability in Huawei Ethernet Switch

  • SA No:Huawei-SA-20160112-01-Switch
  • Initial Release Date: Jan 12, 2016
  • Last Release Date: Jan 12, 2016

There is an information exposure vulnerability in Huawei Ethernet switch. When uploading files to some directory, the user needs to enter the username and password. However, the system does not mask passwords. As a result, the password entered is displayed in plain text, leading to password leaks. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2015-08053)


This vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-8675.


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

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The attacker could get the password used to upload files.

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

Base Score: 3.7 (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Temporal Score: 3.1 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

1. Prerequisite:

The attacker can locally see the user enter the password.

2. Attacking procedure:

When the user input the username and password needed to upload files, the attacker can locally see the password displayed in plain text, so this could cause the password leak.

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 found by Huawei internal tester.
2016-01-12 V1.0 INITIAL
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