The upgrade package of Huawei Vmall APP is transferred through HTTP. A man in the middle (MITM) can tamper with the upgrade package of Huawei Vmall APP, and to implant the malicious applications. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2016-11068)
This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-2739.
Huawei has released software updates to fix this vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link:
Resolved Product and Version
Earlier than HwVmall 188.8.131.52 versions
Successful exploit could allow an attacker to tamper with the upgrade package of Huawei Vmall APP, and to implant the malicious applications.
The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/specification-document).
Base Score: 2.9 (AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)
Temporal Score: 2.7 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)
This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:
1. The attacker and user are on the same LAN.
2. The attacker launches an MITM attack when the user upgrades the Vmall APP.
The upgrade package of Huawei Vmall APP is transferred through HTTP. A man in the middle (MITM) can tamper with the upgrade package of Huawei Vmall APP, and to implant the malicious applications.
The product that supports 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 security researcher Zhang Qing. Huawei would like to thank Zhang Qing for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.
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