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Security Advisory - Information Leakage in Huawei VIP App Web Service

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20181129-01-huaweivip-en
  • Initial Release Date: Nov 29, 2018
  • Last Release Date: Nov 29, 2018

Huawei VIP App is mobile app for Malaysia customers that purchased P20 Series, Nova 3/3i and Mate 20. There is a vulnerability that attackers can conduct bruteforce to the VIP App Web Services to get user information leakage. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2018-11111)  

This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2018-7956.

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

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

Huawei VIP App

versions before 4.0.5


Attackers can brute force application Web Services to retrieve user information.

The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (

Base Score: 5.3 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)
Temporal Score: 4.9 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

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

Attacker can connect to Huawei VIP App Web Service.

Vulnerability details:

Huawei VIP App Web Service allows an attacker to brute force to retrieve user information.

This issue has been fixed and the latest version of Huawei VIP application has been released on google play.

This vulnerability was reported to Huawei PSIRT by Earl Marcus. Huawei would like to thank Earl Marcus for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.

2018-11-29 V1.0 INITIAL

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