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Security Advisory - DOS Vulnerability in Video Driver of Huawei Smart Phone

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

There is a Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability in the video driver of some Huawei products. An attacker may trick a user into installing a malicious application, and the application can send given parameter to video driver to reboot the system. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2016-08046)

This vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-8279.

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

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

Mate S[1]

Versions earlier than CRR-TL00C01B362


Versions earlier than CRR-UL20C00B362


Versions earlier than CRR-CL00C92B362


Versions earlier than CRR-CL20C92B362



Versions earlier than GRA-TL00C01B366


Versions earlier than GRA-UL00C00B366


Versions earlier than GRA-UL10C00B366


Versions earlier than GRA-CL00C92B366


Honor 6/ Honor 6 Plus

Versions earlier than 6.9.16


[1] Mobile phones will receive a system update prompt. The vulnerabilities will be fixed after users install the update.

[2] The product user who submits the upgrade application in huawei club website ( will receive a system update prompt, install the update can fix the vulnerability.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability allows attackers to reboot the system.

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

Base Score: 4.0 (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Temporal Score: 3.3 (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 video driver to reboot the system.

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 reported to Huawei PSIRT by Wang Qize, Zhu Bin of VPP Security Team and PanYu of 360 Vulpecker Team. Huawei would like to thank them for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.

2016-09-21 V1.0 INITIAL

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