There is a smart SMS verification code vulnerability in some Huawei smart phones. An attacker should trick a user to access malicious Website or malicious App and register. Due to incorrect processing of the smart SMS verification code, successful exploitation can cause sensitive information leak. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2018-08158)
This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2018-7961.
Huawei has released software updates to fix this vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link:
Resolved Product and Version
Upgrade to 18.104.22.168
By exploiting this vulnerability, an attacker can cause sensitive information leak.
The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/specification-document).
Base Score: 5.3 (AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)
Temporal Score: 4.9 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)
Overall Score: 4.9
This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:
The attacker has successfully tricked a user to access malicious Website or malicious App and register.
There is a smart SMS verification code vulnerability in some Huawei smart phones. An attacker should trick a user to access malicious Website or malicious App and register. Due to incorrect processing of the smart SMS verification code, successful exploitation can cause sensitive information leak.
Smart phones that support 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 Wang Yu of JD security department. Huawei would like to thank Wang Yu for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.
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