The image processing module of some Huawei smart phones has a memory double free vulnerability. An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application, and the application can call special API, which could trigger double free and cause a system crash. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2018-11015)
This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2019-5305.
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-20190128-01-ivp-en
The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/specification-document).
Base Score: 4.7 (AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
Temporal Score: 4.4 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)
Overall Score: 4.4
This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:
The attacker has successfully tricked a user into installing the malicious application.
The image processing module of some Huawei smart phones has a memory double free vulnerability. An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application, and the application can call special API, which could triggers double free and causes a system crash.
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