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Security Advisory - Integer Overflow Vulnerability in Some Huawei Products

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20170816-01-nas
  • Initial Release Date: Aug 16, 2017
  • Last Release Date: Aug 16, 2017

There is an integer overflow vulnerability in some Huawei products. The attacker sends a response message to the device, which contains an illegal length field, it could produce an integer overflow and restart the modem system. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-06005) 

This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-2717. 


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 8 Pro

Duke-L09C10B120 and earlier versions

Duke-L09C10B182

Duke-L09C432B120 and earlier versions

Duke-L09C432B183

Duke-L09C636B120 and earlier versions

Duke-L09C636B183

Successful exploit of this vulnerability could produce an integer overflow and restart the modem system.

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

Base Score: 6.5 (AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H) 

Temporal Score: 6.0 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present: 
An attacker can access the device's network. 


Vulnerability details: 

The attacker sends a response message to the device, which contains an illegal length field, it could produce an integer overflow and restart the modem system.

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.
2017-08-16 V1.0 INITIAL

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