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Security Advisory - Permission Control Vulnerability in Smart Phones

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20171030-01-smartphone
  • Initial Release Date: Oct 30, 2017
  • Last Release Date: Oct 30, 2017

Some Huawei Smart phones have a permission control vulnerability. Due to improper authorization configuration on specific device information, an attacker with the root privilege can exploit this vulnerability to modify specific device information. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-08157)

This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-15307.

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-20171030-01-smartphone-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

Honor 8

Versions earlier than FRD-L04C567B389

FRD-L04 C567B389

Versions earlier than FRD-L14C567B389

FRD-L14 C567B389

An attacker can exploit this vulnerability to modify specific device information.

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

Base Score: 2.3 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

Temporal Score: 2.2 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

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

The attacker has obtained the root privilege.

Vulnerability details:

Due to improper authorization configuration on specific device information, an attacker with the root privilege can exploit this vulnerability to modify the specific device 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 reported to Huawei PSIRT by Jake Corina of Shellphish Grill Team, from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Huawei would like to thank Jake Corina for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.

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