There is an information leak vulnerability in the NFC (Near Field Communication) module of some Huawei mobile phones. The attacker has to trick a user to do some specific operations and then craft the NFC message to exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploit will cause some information leak. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2017-09147)
This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-17280.
Huawei has released software updates to fix this vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link:
Resolved Product and Version
Successful exploit will cause some information leak.
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:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)
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 gains the near-filed access the phone.
2. The attacker has to trick a user to do some specific operations.
The attacker has to trick a user to do some specific operations and then craft the NFC message to exploit this vulnerability. Successful exploit will cause some 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 discovered by Huawei internal tester.
2018-03-07 V1.0 INITIAL
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