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Security Advisory - Information Leak Vulnerability in Some Huawei Smartphones

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20181121-01-phone
  • Initial Release Date: Nov 21, 2018
  • Last Release Date: Nov 21, 2018

There is an information leak vulnerability in some Huawei smartphones. An attacker may do some specific configuration in the smartphone and trick a user into inputting some sensitive information. Due to improper design, successful exploit may cause some information leak. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2018-09002)

This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2018-7946.

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-20181121-01-phone-en


Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

Huawei Honor 7A

The versions before 
8.0.0.195(C00)

Upgrade to 8.0.0.195(C00)

Huawei Honor 9 Lite

The versions before 8.0.0.182(C01)

Upgrade to 8.0.0.182(C01)


Successful exploit may 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: 3.9 (AV:P/AC:L/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Temporal Score: 3.6 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

Overall Score: 3.6


This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:

1. The attacker has got the smartphone.

Vulnerability details:

There is an information leak vulnerability in some Huawei smartphones. An attacker may do some specific configuration in the smartphone and trick a user into inputting some sensitive information. Due to improper design, successful exploit may 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.


2018-11-21 V1.0 INITIAL


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