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Security Advisory - Resource Exhaustion Vulnerability in Some Huawei Smartphones

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20170725-01-smartphone
  • Initial Release Date: Jul 25, 2017
  • Last Release Date: Jul 25, 2017

Some Huawei smartphones have a resource exhaustion vulnerability due to configure setting. An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application, the application may turn on the device flash-light and rapidly drain the device battery. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-04120)
This vulnerability has been assigned a CVE ID: CVE-2017-8144.
Huawei has released software updates to fix this vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link:

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

Honor 5A

The versions before CAM-L03C605B143CUSTC605D003


Honor 8 Lite

The versions before Prague-L03C605B161


The versions before Prague-L23C605B160



The versions before MHA-AL00C00B225


Mate9 Pro

The versions before LON-AL00C00B225



The versions before VTR-AL00C00B167

Upgrade to VTR-AL00C00B167

The versions before VTR-TL00C01B167

Upgrade to VTR-TL00C01B167

P10 Plus

The versions before VKY-AL00C00B167

Upgrade to VKY-AL00C00B167

The versions before VKY-TL00C01B167

Upgrade to VKY-TL00C01B167

The attacker can rapidly drain the device battery by exploiting this vulnerability.

The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (

Base Score: 3.3 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)
Temporal Score: 3.1 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)
This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:
An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application.
Vulnerability details:
An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application, the application may turn on the device flash-light and rapidly drain the device battery.

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 Erez Yalon of Checkmarx. Huawei would like to thank Erez Yalon for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.

2017-07-25 V1.0 INITIAL

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