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Security Advisory - Insufficient Input Validation Vulnerability in Some Huawei Products

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20170419-01-smartphone
  • Initial Release Date: Apr 19, 2017
  • Last Release Date: Apr 19, 2017

Some Huawei products have an insufficient input validation vulnerability. An unauthenticated attacker could send a forged air interface message to an affected product through a rogue base station. Due to insufficient input validation, the attacker could exploit this vulnerability to tamper with air interface signaling messages and obtain some communication information. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-02057)

This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-2713.

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-20170419-01-smartphone-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

HUAWEI P9

Versions earlier before EVA-L09C432B383

EVA-L09C432B383

Versions earlier before EVA-L09C636B380

EVA-L09C636B380

Versions earlier before VIE-L09C432B370

VIE-L09C432B370

Versions earlier before VIE-L29C636B370

VIE-L29C636B370

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to tamper with air interface signaling messages and obtain some communication information.

The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/specification-document).

Base Score: 5.4 (AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Temporal Score: 5.0 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:

The attacker has built a rogue base station.

Vulnerability details:

An unauthenticated attacker could send a forged air interface message to an affected products through a rogue base station. Due to insufficient input validation, the attacker could exploit this vulnerability to tamper with air interface signaling messages and obtain some communication information.

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.

2017-04-19 V1.0 INITIAL

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