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Security Advisory - Token Transmission in Plaintext Vulnerability in OceanStor Products

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20160615-01-oceanstor
  • Initial Release Date: Jun 15, 2016
  • Last Release Date: Jun 27, 2016

The OceanStor 5300 V3/5500 V3/5600 V3/5800 V3/6800 V3/ 18800 V3/18500 V3 are mid-range and high-end storage products newly developed by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd (Huawei for short). This series is ideal for processing existing storage applications and follows the future development trend of storage technologies. It meets medium- and large-sized enterprises' storage requirements for mass data storage, speed data access, high availability, high utilization, energy saving, and ease-of-use.

There is vulnerability in those products that the session token are included in HTTP header in plaintext, which allows attackers to launch replay attacks. It can lead to information leak and damage the product's integrity and availability. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2016-05137)

This vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-5722

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-20160615-01-oceanstor

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

OceanStor 5300/5500/5600/5800/6800/18800/18500 V3

V300R003C00SPC100

Upgrade to V300R003C10

OceanStor 5500/5300/5600/5800/6800 V3

V300R002C10SPC200 and earlier versions

Upgrade to V300R003C10

An attacker can exploit this vulnerability to launch replay attacks. It can lead to information leak and damage the product's integrity and availability.

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

Base Score: 6.8 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Temporal Score: 5.6 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

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

  1. The attacker gains access to the products network and can capture normal users' packets.

Vulnerability details:

The session token are included in HTTP header in plaintext, which allows attackers to launch replay attacks. It can lead to information leak and damage the product's integrity and availability.

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.

2016-06-27 V1.1 UPDATED Updated the CVE ID

2016-06-15 V1.0 INITIAL

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