There is a stack overflow vulnerabilities in touchscreen drive of some Huawei Smart phones. An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone, and send given parameter to touchscreen drive to crash the system or escalate privilege (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2016-11070).
This vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-8783.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-20161215-01-smartphone-en
Resolved Product and Version
H60 (Honor 6)
Versions earlier than H60-L02_6.12.16
|P9 Plus||Versions earlier than VIE-AL10BC00B356
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability 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/).
Base Score: 7.8 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)Temporal Score: 7.2 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)
The attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone.
2. Attacking procedure:
An attacker 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.
Smart phones that support automatic update will receive a system update prompt. You can install the update to fix the vulnerability.
This vulnerability was reported to Huawei PSIRT by ADLab of Venustech and Zhu Bin from VPP Security Team and Pan Yu from 360 Vulpecker Team and was also reported by Wenlin Yang, Guang Gong(@Oldfresher), Hao Chen from 360 Alpha Team. Huawei would like to thank these researchers and teams for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.
2017-03-22 V1.1 UPDATED Updated the affected product list and fixed version
2016-12-15 V1.0 INITIAL
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