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Security Advisory - Multiple Input Validation Vulnerabilities in Huawei Smart Phone

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20161116-01-smartphone
  • Initial Release Date: Nov 16, 2016
  • Last Release Date: Nov 16, 2016

There are four input validation vulnerabilities in some Huawei Smart phones. An attacker gets the graphic or Camera privilege and tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone, and send given parameter to smart phone to crash the system or escalate privilege. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2016-05147, HWPSIRT-2016-05152, HWPSIRT-2016-05153, HWPSIRT-2016-05219)

These vulnerabilities have been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-8791, CVE-2016-8792, CVE-2016-8793 and CVE-2016-8794.

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-20161116-01-smartphone-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

Mate 8

Versions before NXT-AL10C00B386

NXT-AL10C00B386[1]

Versions before NXT-CL00C92B386

NXT-CL00C92B386[1]

Versions before NXT-DL00C17B386

NXT-DL00C17B386[1]

Versions before NXT-TL00C01B386

NXT-TL00C01B386[1]

MateS

Versions before CRR-CL00C92B368

CRR-CL00C92B368[1]

Versions before CRR-CL20C92B368

CRR-CL20C92B368[1]

Versions before CRR-TL00C01B368

CRR-TL00C01B368[1]

Versions before CRR-UL00C00B368

CRR-UL00C00B368[1]

Versions before CRR-UL20C00B368

CRR-UL20C00B368[1]

P8

Versions before GRA-TL00C01B366

GRA-TL00C01B366[1]

Versions before GRA-CL00C92B366

GRA-CL00C92B366[1]

Versions before GRA-CL10C92B366

GRA-CL10C92B366[1]

Versions before GRA-UL00C00B366

GRA-UL00C00B366[1]

Versions before GRA-UL10C00B366

GRA-UL10C00B366[1]


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


Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities allows attackers to crash the system or escalate user privilege.

The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/).

HWPSIRT-2016-05147, HWPSIRT-2016-05152, HWPSIRT-2016-05153 and HWPSIRT-2016-05219:

Base Score: 4.7 (AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Temporal Score: 4.4 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

1. Prerequisite:

The attacker successfully gets the graphic or Camera privilege.

The attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone.

2. Attacking procedure:

An attacker gets the graphic privilege and tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone, and send given parameter to smart phone to crash the system or escalate privilege.

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.

These vulnerabilities were reported to Huawei PSIRT by Yang Chengming, Yang Chao, You Ning, Xiao Peng and Song Yang of Alibaba Mobile Security Team. Huawei would like to thank Yang Chengming, Yang Chao, You Ning, Xiao Peng and Song Yang for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.

2016-11-16 V1.0 INITIAL

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