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Security Advisory - XSS Vulnerability in Huawei OceanStor ISM

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20160818-01-ism
  • Initial Release Date: Aug 18, 2016
  • Last Release Date: Aug 19, 2016

The OceanStor ISM is an integrated system management software product that allows users to manages CSS, view CSS alarms and some other types of basic information, and configure basic functions.

The management interface of the OceanStor ISM has a XSS vulnerability because the system does not escape special characters. As a result, attackers could insert special characters to modify data and compromise the target device. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2016-07089).

This vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-6840.

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-20160818-01-ism-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

OceanStor ISM

V200R001C01

Upgrade to V200R001C04SPC200

V200R001C02

V200R001C03

Earlier than V200R001C04SPC200 versions

V200R001C04SPC200


An attacker can exploit the vulnerability to insert special characters to modify data and compromise the target device.

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

Base Score: 6.4 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Temporal Score: 5.3 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

1. Prerequisite:
The attacker has connected to the device network.

2. Attacking procedure:
Because the system does not escape special characters. As a result, attackers could insert special characters to modify data and compromise the target device.

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 disclosed by Jiang Zhiwei at the PacketStorm website. Huawei PSIRT is not aware of any public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability described in this advisory.

2016-08-19 V1.1 UPDATED added the CVE ID
2016-08-18 V1.0 INITIAL

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