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Security Advisory - DoS Vulnerability in Multiple Huawei Products

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20160921-01-firewall
  • Initial Release Date: Sep 21, 2016
  • Last Release Date: Sep 28, 2016

There is a DoS vulnerability in some Huawei products. Since the device does not validate the parameters in a certain command, an attacker with certain permissions could log in and deliver the command containing a malicious parameter to make the device restart. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2016-06064)

This vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-8277.

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-20160921-01-firewall-en


Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

USG9520

V300R001C01

V300R001C01SPCa00

USG9560

V300R001C01

V300R001C01SPCa00

USG9580

V300R001C01

V300R001C01SPCa00

Attackers can exploit this vulnerability to make the device restart.

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

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

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

1. Prerequisite:

The attacker logs in to the device;

2. Attacking procedure:

Since the device does not validate the parameters in a certain command, an attacker with certain permissions could log in and deliver the command containing a malicious parameter to make the device restart.

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.

2016-09-28 V1.1 UPDATED Updated the resolved versions.

2016-09-21 V1.0 INITIAL

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