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Security Advisory - Two Insufficient Input Validation Vulnerabilities in Huawei Smart Phones

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20180911-01-smartphone
  • Initial Release Date: Sep 11, 2018
  • Last Release Date: Sep 11, 2018

Some Huawei phones have two insufficient input validation vulnerabilities due to lack of parameter check. An attacker tricks the user who has root privilege to install a crafted application, the application may modify different specific data to exploit these two vulnerabilities. Successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2018-07005 and HWPSIRT-2018-07006)

The two vulnerabilities have been assigned two Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) IDs: CVE-2018-7922 and CVE-2018-7923.

Huawei has released software updates to fix these vulnerabilities. This advisory is available at the following link:

http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/security-advisories/huawei-sa-20180911-01-smartphone-en


Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

ALP-L09

Versions earlier than ALP-L09 8.0.0.150(C432)

ALP-L09 8.0.0.150(C432)


Successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code.

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

HWPSIRT-2018-07005 and HWPSIRT-2018-07006:

Base Score: 6.3 (AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Temporal Score: 5.9 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)


These vulnerabilities can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:

An attacker tricks the user who has root privilege to install a crafted application.

Vulnerability details:

An attacker tricks the user who has root privilege to install a crafted application, the application may modify different specific data to exploit these two vulnerabilities. Successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code.


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

These vulnerabilities were discovered by Huawei internal tester.

2018-09-11 V1.0 INITIAL


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