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Security Advisory - DoS Vulnerability in Some Huawei Products

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20170419-02-smartphone
  • Initial Release Date: Apr 19, 2017
  • Last Release Date: Apr 19, 2017

There is a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability in some Huawei smart phones due to the input parameters validation. An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone, and the application can send given parameter to specific interface, which make a large number of memory allocation and the smart phone will be crash for memory exhaustion. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-02033)
This vulnerability has been assigned a CVE ID: CVE-2017-2734.
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-20170419-02-smartphone-en


Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

P9 Plus

Versions earlier before VIE-AL10BC00B386

VIE-AL10BC00B386


[1] Smart phones will receive a system update prompt. The vulnerabilities will be fixed after users install the update.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability allows attackers to crash the system.

The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/specification-document).
Base Score: 5.5 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
Temporal Score: 5.1 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)
This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:
The attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone.
Vulnerability details:
An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone, and the application can send given parameter to specific interface, which make a large number of memory allocation and the smart phone will be crash for memory exhaustion.

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 Zhou Ye, Xu Lei Yong, Li Bo of 360 Vulpecker Team. Huawei would like to thank them for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.

2017-04-19 V1.0 INITIAL

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