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Security Advisory - Information Leak Vulnerability in Huawei APP

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20170310-01-hilinkapp
  • Initial Release Date: Mar 10, 2017
  • Last Release Date: Jul 18, 2017

Some Huawei APPs have an information leak vulnerability. When an iPhone with these APPs installed access the Wi-Fi hotpot built by attacker, the attacker can collect the information of iPhone mode and firmware version. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-02025)

This vulnerability has been assigned a CVE ID: CVE-2017-2730.
Huawei has released software updates to fix this vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link:
http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/security-advisories/huawei-sa-20170310-01-hilinkapp-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

HUAWEI HiLink APP (for IOS)

Versions earlier before 5.0.25.306

5.0.25.306

HUAWEI Tech Support APP (for IOS) Versions earlier before 5.0.0
5.0.0

[1] Users should download the APP from Apple Store.

The attacker can collect user information by exploiting this vulnerability.

The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/specification-document).
Base Score: 3.5 (AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)
Temporal Score: 3.3 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)
Technique Details
This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:
The attacker tricks a user into accessing the Wi-Fi hotpot built by attacker.
Vulnerability details:

When an iPhone with vulnerable APPs installed access the Wi-Fi hotpot built by attacker, the attacker can collect the information of iPhone mode and firmware version.

Users should download the APP from Apple Store.

This vulnerability was discovered by Zack Whittaker on ZDNet.com.

2017-07-18 V1.1 UPDATED Updated the affected product list and fixed version
2017-03-10 V1.0 INITIAL

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