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Security Advisory - Improper Access Control Vulnerability in Some Huawei OceanStor products

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20171122-01-oceanstor
  • Initial Release Date: Nov 22, 2017
  • Last Release Date: Nov 25, 2017

There is an improper access control vulnerability in Some Huawei OceanStor products. Due to incorrectly restrict access to a resource, an attacker with high privilege may exploit the vulnerability to query some information or send specific message to cause some service abnormal. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-06243) This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-15352.

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-20171122-01-oceanstor-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

OceanStor 2800 V3

V300R003C00

Upgrade to V3R6C00SPC100

V300R003C20

OceanStor 5300 V3

V300R003C00

Upgrade to V3R6C00SPC100

V300R003C10

V300R003C20

OceanStor 5500 V3

V300R003C00

Upgrade to V3R6C00SPC100

V300R003C10

V300R003C20

OceanStor 5600 V3

V300R003C00

Upgrade to V3R6C00SPC100

V300R003C10

V300R003C20

OceanStor 5800 V3

V300R003C00

Upgrade to V3R6C00SPC100

V300R003C10

V300R003C20


An attacker may exploit the vulnerability to query some information or cause some services abnormal.

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

Base Score: 3.5 (AV:A/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L)

Temporal Score: 3.3 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

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

1. The attacker can access the LAN where the target device resides.

2. The affected device must support the virtual machine (VM) feature. (OceanStor 5300 V3 and later versions must have a single controller's memory of 32 GB or higher to support this feature.)

3. The affected device must enable the VM feature. (OceanStor 5300 V3 and later versions disable this feature by default.)

4. The attacker must have the administrator privilege and log in to the DeviceManager.

Vulnerability details:

Due to incorrectly restrict access to a resource, an attacker with high privilege may exploit the vulnerability to query some information or send specific message to cause some service abnormal.

Customers should contact Huawei TAC (Huawei Technical Assistance Center) to request the upgrades. For TAC contact information, please refer to Huawei worldwide website at http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/report-vulnerabilities.

This vulnerability was discovered by Huawei internal tester.

2017-11-25 V1.1 UPDATED Updated the "Software Versions and Fixes" section; Updated the information in "Summary" and "Technical Details";

2017-11-22 V1.0 INITIAL

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