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Security Advisory - DoS Vulnerability in Some Huawei Smart Phones

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20180705-01-smartphone
  • Initial Release Date: Jul 05, 2018
  • Last Release Date: Jul 05, 2018

Some Huawei mobile phone versions have a denial of service (DoS) vulnerability because they do not adapt to specific screen gestures. An attacker may trick users into installing a malicious app. As a result, apps running on the frontend crash after the users make specific screen gestures. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2018-04126)
This vulnerability has been assigned a CVE ID: CVE-2018-7934.
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-20180705-01-smartphone-en

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

Mate 10 Pro

The versions before BLA-L29 8.0.0.145(C432)

BLA-L29 8.0.0.145(C432)


Successful exploitation of the vulnerability allows attackers to crash the apps running on the frontend.

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:N/I:N/A:H)
Temporal Score: 5.1 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:
The attacker successfully tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone.
Vulnerability details:
Some Huawei mobile phone versions have a DoS vulnerability because they do not adapt to specific screen gestures. An attacker may trick users into installing a malicious app. As a result, apps running on the frontend crash after the users make specific screen gestures.

The product that supports automatic update will receive a system update prompt. You can install the update to fix the vulnerability.

This vulnerability was reported to Huawei PSIRT by Yufei Du of the University of Rochester. Huawei would like to thank Yufei Du for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.

2018-07-05 V1.0 INITIAL


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