There is a sensitive information leak vulnerability in the CMA implementation of some Huawei smart phones. An attacker can trick a user to install a malicious application to exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploitation may cause sensitive information leak. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-09007)
This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-8165.
Huawei has released software updates to fix this vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link:
Resolved Product and Version
Versions earlier than MHA-AL00BC00B233
By exploiting this vulnerability, an attacker can cause sensitive information leak.
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:H/I:N/A:N)
Temporal Score: 5.1 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)
This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:
The attacker has successfully tricked a user into installing the malicious application.
There is a sensitive information leak vulnerability in the CMA implementation of some Huawei smart phones. An attacker can trick a user to install a malicious application to exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploitation may cause sensitive information leak.
The product that supports automatic update will receive a system update prompt. You can install the update to fix the vulnerability.
This vulnerability was disclosed by Professor Zhiyun Qian from University of California, Riverside. Huawei would like to thank Professor Zhiyun Qian for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.
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