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Security Advisory - Multiple Vulnerabilities in MTK Platform

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20171115-01-mtk
  • Initial Release Date: Nov 15, 2017
  • Last Release Date: Nov 15, 2017

There are multiple vulnerabilities in MTK platform used in Huawei smart phones.

There is a out-of-bound read vulnerability in MTK platform used in Huawei smart phones. An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone, and send given parameter and cause to memory out-of-bound read. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-06162)

This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-8182.

There are two any memory access vulnerabilities in MTK platform. An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone, and send given parameter to cause to any memory access vulnerabilities, leading to sensitive information leakage. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-06163 and HWPSIRT-2017-06164)

The two vulnerabilities have been assigned two Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) IDs: CVE-2017-8183 and CVE-2017-8184.

Huawei has released software updates to fix these vulnerabilities. This advisory is available at the following link:

http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/security-advisories/huawei-sa-20171115-01-mtk-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

畅享6

Earlier than Nice-AL00C00B160 versions

Upgrade to Nice-AL00C00B160

Earlier than Nice-AL10C00B140 versions

Upgrade to Nice-AL10C00B140

HWPSIRT-2017-06162:

The attackers successful exploit this vulnerability can cause memory out-of-bound read.

HWPSIRT-2017-06163 and HWPSIRT-2017-06164:

The attackers successful exploit these vulnerabilities can cause sensitive information leakage.

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

HWPSIRT-2017-06162:

Base Score: 6.1 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:H)

Temporal Score: 5.7 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

HWPSIRT-2017-06163 and HWPSIRT-2017-06164:

Base Score: 5.5 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Temporal Score: 5.1 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

HWPSIRT-2017-06162:

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:

There is a out-of-bound read vulnerability in MTK platform used in Huawei smart phones. An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone, and send given parameter and cause to memory out-of-bound read.

HWPSIRT-2017-06163 and HWPSIRT-2017-06164:

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:

There are two any memory access vulnerabilities in MTK platform. An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone, and send given parameter to cause to any memory access vulnerabilities, leading to sensitive information leakage.

The product that supports automatic update will receive a system update prompt. You can install the update to fix the vulnerability.

These vulnerabilities were reported to Huawei PSIRT by Wenlin Yang, Guang Gong, Hao Chen of Alpha Team in Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. Huawei would like to thank Wenlin Yang, Guang Gong and Hao Chen for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.

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