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Security Advisory - Input Validation Vulnerability in WiFi Driver of Huawei Smart Phone

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20160713-01-smartphone
  • Initial Release Date: Jul 13, 2016
  • Last Release Date: Jul 13, 2016

There is an input validation vulnerability in the WiFi driver of some Huawei products. An attacker may trick a user into installing a malicious application, and the application can send given parameter to WiFi driver to crash the system or escalate user privilege. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2016-05135)

This vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-6179.

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-20160713-01-smartphone-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

Honor6[1]

Versions earlier than H60-L01C00B850

H60-L01C00B850

Versions earlier than H60-L11C00B850

H60-L11C00B850

Versions earlier than H60-L21C00B850

H60-L21C00B850

Versions earlier than H60-L02C00B850

H60-L02C00B850

Versions earlier than H60-L12C00B850

H60-L12C00B850

Versions earlier than H60-L03C01B850

H60-L03C01B850


[1] The product user who submits the upgrade application in the phone service application will receive a system update prompt, install the update can fix the vulnerability.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability allows attackers to crash the system or escalate user privilege.

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

Base Score: 6.2 (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

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

1. Prerequisite:

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

2. Attacking procedure:

An attacker may trick a user into installing a malicious application, and the application can send given parameter to WiFi driver to crash the system or escalate user privilege.

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 reported to Huawei PSIRT by Yang Chengming, Yang Chao, You Ning, Xiao Peng and Song Yang of Alibaba Mobile Security Team. Huawei would like to thank them for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.

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