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Security Advisory - DOS Vulnerability in some Huawei APPs

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20170913-01-appdos
  • Initial Release Date: Sep 13, 2017
  • Last Release Date: Sep 13, 2017

There is a DoS Vulnerability in some Huawei APPs. An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone, the attacker can send malformed packets to the device. Due to the lack of adequate input validation of APPs, which causes the APPs Denial of Service. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-07082)
This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-2709.
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-20170913-01-appdos-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

HiGame

Earlier than 7.3.0 versions

7.3.0

SkyTone

Earlier than 8.1.1 versions

8.1.1

An attacker can exploit this vulnerability to make APPs DoS attacks.

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:

An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application.

Vulnerability details:

There is a DoS Vulnerability in some Huawei APPs. An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone, the attacker can send malformed packets to the device. Due to the lack of adequate input validation of APPs, which causes the APPs Denial of Service.

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 topsec (lizhiqiang). Huawei would like to thank lizhiqiang for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.

2017-09-13 V1.0 INITIAL

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