There is an information leak vulnerability on some Huawei smart phones. An attacker may trick a user into installing a malicious application. Due to coding error during layer information processing, attackers can exploit this vulnerability to obtain some layer information. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2018-11016)
This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2019-5301.
Huawei has released software updates to fix this vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link:
Resolved Product and Version
The versions before 184.108.40.206(C00E161R2P2)
Successful exploit may cause information leak.
The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/specification-document).
Base Score: 3.3 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)
Temporal Score: 3.1 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)
Overall Score: 3.1
This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:
The attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the smart phone.
There is an information leak vulnerability on some Huawei smart phones. An attacker may trick a user into installing a malicious application. Due to coding error during layer information processing, attackers can exploit this vulnerability to obtain some layer information.
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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