There is a use after free vulnerability on certain driver component in smartphone. An attacker tricks the user into installing a malicious application, which make the software to reference memory after it has been freed. Successful exploit could cause a denial of service condition. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2018-11014)
This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2019-5214.
Huawei has released software updates to fix this vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link:
Resolved Product and Version
Versions earlier than ALP-AL00B 220.127.116.11(C00E85R2P20T8)
Successful exploit could cause a denial of service condition.
The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/specification-document).
Base Score: 4.2 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
Temporal Score: 3.9 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)
This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:
An attacker tricks the user install a malicious application.
An attacker tricks the user into installing a malicious application, which make the software to reference memory after it has been freed. Successful exploit could cause a denial of service condition.
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.
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