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Security Advisory - Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in Some Huawei Storage Products

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20161207-01-storage
  • Initial Release Date: Dec 07, 2016
  • Last Release Date: Dec 07, 2016

Some Huawei storage products have a privilege escalation vulnerability due to the lack of input validation. Attackers with administrator privilege could inject command into specific command’s parameters, and run this injected command with root privilege. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2016-05004)

This vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-8801.
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

OceanStor 5600 V3

V300R003C00C10 and earlier versions

Upgrade to V300R003C20

Attackers with administrator privilege could can exploit this vulnerability to escalate privileges.

The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (
Base Score: 8.2 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H) 
Temporal Score: 7.6 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)
Technique Details
1. Prerequisite:
Attackers can login the system as administrator.
2. Attacking procedure:
Attackers inject command into specific command’s parameters, and run this injected command with root 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

This vulnerability was reported to Huawei PSIRT by Luiz Angelo Daros de Luca. Huawei would like to thank Luiz Angelo Daros de Luca for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.
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