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Security Advisory - Brute Force Cracking Vulnerability in Huawei Servers

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20160817-01-server
  • Initial Release Date: Aug 17, 2016
  • Last Release Date: Dec 30, 2016

Huawei server has a brute-force cracking vulnerability due to the lack of authentication protection mechanisms. A remote attacker may obtain user passwords via a brute force attack. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2016-05247)

This vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-6825.

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

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

CH242 V3



RH1288 V3



RH2288 V3



RH2288H V3



RH5885 V3


Upgrade to V100R003C10SPC107

XH620 V3



XH622 V3



XH628 V3



An attacker may obtain user passwords via a brute force attack.

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

Base Score: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Temporal Score: 4.1 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

1. Prerequisite:

The attacker gains access to the device network;

2. Attacking procedure:

A remote attacker may obtain user passwords via a brute force attack.

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 discovered by Huawei internal tester.

2016-12-30 V1.1 UPDATED Updated the "Software Versions and Fixes" section

2016-08-17 V1.0 INITIAL

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