Phone Finder is a Huawei security method that was designed to make sure someone can't just wipe and factory reset the phone if user lost it or it was stolen. The Phone Finder in some Huawei smart phones can be bypass. An attacker can bypass the Phone Finder by special steps and obtain the owner of the phone. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2016-12003)
This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-2702.
Huawei has released software updates to fix this vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link:
Resolved Product and Version
Versions earlier before MHA-AL00C00B170
By exploiting this vulnerability, an attacker can bypass the Phone Finder and obtain the owner of the phone.
The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/specification-document).
Base Score: 4.6 (AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
Temporal Score: 4.3 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)
This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:
1.The attacker gets the smartphone device.
The Phone Finder in some Huawei smart phones can be bypass. An attacker can bypass the Phone Finder by special steps and obtain the owner of the phone.
The product that supports automatic update will receive a system update prompt. You can install the update to fix the vulnerability.
This vulnerability was discovered by Huawei internal tester.
2017-03-22 V1.0 INITIAL
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