The GPU driver of some Huawei smart phones has a memory double free vulnerability. An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application, and the application can call special API, which could triggers double free and causes a system crash or arbitrary code execution. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-11027)
This vulnerability has been assigned a CVE ID: CVE-2017-15316.
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-20171201-01-smartphone-en
This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:
The attacker has successfully tricked a user into installing the malicious application.
An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application, and the application can call special API, which could triggers double free and causes a system crash or arbitrary code execution.
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