The Files APP in some Huawei mobile phones has a vulnerability of plaintext storage of users' Safe passwords. An attacker with the root privilege of an Android system could forge the Safe to read users' plaintext Safe passwords, leading to information leak. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-03222)
This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-2723.
Huawei has released software updates to fix this vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link:
Resolved Product and Version
18.104.22.1688 and earlier versions
Upgrade to 22.214.171.1249
Note:Files is the smartphone APP
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability allows attacker to read users' plaintext Safe passwords, leading to information leak.
The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/specification-document).
Base Score: 5.1 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Temporal Score: 4.7 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)
This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:
The attacker has gained the root privilege of an Android system.
The Files APP in some Huawei mobile phones has a vulnerability of plaintext storage of users' Safe passwords. An attacker with the root privilege of an Android system could forge the Safe to read users' plaintext Safe passwords, leading to information leak.
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 ADLab of Venustech. Huawei would like to thank ADLab of Venustech for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.
2017-04-19 V1.0 INITIAL
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