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Security Advisory - Vulnerability of No SSL Certificate Validation in Huawei Wear App and Hilink APP

  • SA No:huawei-sa-2016419-01-wear
  • Initial Release Date: Apr 19, 2016
  • Last Release Date: May 18, 2016

A vulnerability of no SSL certificate validation exists in Huawei Wear APP and Hilink APP. These APPs still load the web page when accessing a website whose SSL certificate has issues, which brings risks to users. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2016-03008)

This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-3677 and CVE-2016-4005.

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

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

Huawei Wear

Versions earlier than WearAPP-


Huawei Hilink APP

Versions earlier than HiLink-3.19.2 (Android)


These APPs may load a web page whose SSL certificate has issues, which brings risks to users.

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

Base Score: 2.6 (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)

Temporal Score: 2.2 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

1. Prerequisite:


2. Attacking procedure:

This vulnerability has a low security risk since Huawei Wear APP and Hilink APP loads only certain secure websites.

Users can access and upgrade the fix version through the major APP store.

This vulnerability was reported by Akshay Jain.

Huawei would like to thank Akshay Jain for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.

2016-05-18 V1.1 UPDATED added the information of affected product

2016-04-19 V1.0 INITIAL

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