This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Read our privacy policy (update in May 2018) >

Security Advisory - Information Leak Vulnerability in the NFC Module of Some Huawei Mobile Phones

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20180411-01-smartphone
  • Initial Release Date: Apr 11, 2018
  • Last Release Date: Apr 11, 2018

There is an information leak vulnerability in the Near Field Communication (NFC) module of some Huawei mobile phones due to insufficient validation on data transfer requests. When an affected mobile phone sends files to an attacker's mobile phone using the NFC function, the attacker can obtain arbitrary files from the mobile phone, causing information leaks. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2018-01023)
This vulnerability has been assigned a CVE ID: CVE-2018-7930.
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-20180411-01-smartphone-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

Mate 9

The versions before MHA-L29B 8.0.0.366(C567)

MHA-L29B 8.0.0.366(C567)


Successful exploit could allow the attacker can obtain arbitrary files from the mobile phone, causing information leaks.
The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/specification-document).
Base Score: 5.7 (AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Temporal Score: 5.3 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)
This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:
The attacker has tricked a user with vulnerable phone into sending file by NFC.
Vulnerability details:
There is an information leak vulnerability in the NFC module of some Huawei mobile phones due to insufficient validation on data transfer requests. When an affected mobile phone sends files to an attacker's mobile phone using the NFC function, the attacker can obtain arbitrary files from the mobile phone, causing information leaks.

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.
2018-04-11 V1.0 INITIAL

Huawei adheres to protecting the ultimate interests of users with best efforts and the principle of responsible disclosure and deal with product security issues through our response mechanism.

To enjoy Huawei PSIRT services and obtain Huawei product vulnerability information, please visit http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt.

To report a security vulnerability in Huawei products and solutions, please send it to PSIRT@huawei.com. For details, please visit http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/report-vulnerabilities.

This document is provided on an "AS IS" basis and does not imply any kind of guarantee or warranty, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Huawei or any of its directly or indirectly controlled subsidiaries or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages. Your use of the document, by whatsoever means, will be totally at your own risk. Huawei is entitled to amend or update this document from time to time.