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Security Advisory - Two Vulnerabilities in Huawei WS331a

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20160907-01-ws331a
  • Initial Release Date: Sep 07, 2016
  • Last Release Date: Sep 07, 2016

Huawei WS331a is a Mini Wireless route.

There is a Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in the management interface of WS331a products, an unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform a CSRF attack. Successful exploit could allow the attacker to submit special requests to the affected product which could lead to the product restore factory settings or reboot. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2016-07078)

This vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE): CVE-2016-6158.

There is a credentials management vulnerability in the management interface of WS331a products, due to the improper handle during the verification of password. An unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending special packages to LAN interface of the products. Successful exploit could allow the attacker to access the affected product with the privileges of administrator. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2016-07079)

This vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE): CVE-2016-6159.

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-20160907-01-ws331a-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

WS331a

WS331a-10 V100R001C02B017SP01 and earlier versions

WS331a-10 V100R001C01B112

HWPSIRT-2016-07078:

Successful exploit could allow the attacker to submit special requests to the affected product which could lead to the product restore factory settings or reboot.

 

HWPSIRT-2016-07079:

Successful exploit could allow the attacker to access the affected product with the privileges of administrator.

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

HWPSIRT-2016-07078:

Base Score: 5.8 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Temporal Score: 4.8 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

 

HWPSIRT-2016-07079:

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

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

HWPSIRT-2016-07078:

1. Prerequisite:

An administrator logs in to the management page of the product through LAN interface.  (The management page of the WS331a product only can be accessed through LAN interface)

2. Attacking procedure:

An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by tricking an administrator of the affected product to follow a malicious link or visit an attacker-controlled website. Successful exploit could allow the attacker to submit special requests to the affected product which could lead to the product restore factory settings or reboot.

HWPSIRT-2016-07079:

1. Prerequisite:

An attacker could access the device through LAN interface.

2. Attacking procedure:

An unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending special packages to LAN interface of the products. Successful exploit could allow the attacker to access the affected product with the privileges of administrator.


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 zixian of China Academy of Telecommunication Research. Huawei would like to thank zixian for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.

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