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Security Advisory - Insufficient Verification of Data Authenticity Vulnerability in Some Huawei Products

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20191204-01-validation
  • Initial Release Date: Dec 04, 2019
  • Last Release Date: May 20, 2020

Some Huawei products has an insufficient verification of data authenticity vulnerability. A remote, unauthenticated attacker has to intercept specific packets between two devices, modifies the packets, and sends the modified packets to the peer device. Due to insufficient verification of some fields in the packets, an attacker may exploit the vulnerability to cause the target device abnormal. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2019-04076)

This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2019-5291.

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-20191204-01-validation-en



Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

AR120-S

V200R005C20

Upgrade to V200R009C00SPC500

V200R006C10

V200R007C00

V200R008C50

AR1200

V200R005C00

Upgrade to V200R009C00SPC500

V200R006C10

V200R007C00

V200R008C50

AR1200-S

V200R005C20

Upgrade to V200R009C00SPC500

V200R006C10

V200R007C00

V200R008C50

AR150

V200R005C20

Upgrade to V200R009C00SPC500

V200R006C10

V200R007C00

V200R008C50

AR150-S

V200R005C20

Upgrade to V200R009C00SPC500

V200R006C10

V200R007C00

V200R008C50

AR160

V200R005C20

Upgrade to V200R009C00SPC500

V200R006C10

V200R007C00

V200R008C50

AR200

V200R005C20

Upgrade to V200R009C00SPC500

V200R006C10

V200R007C00

V200R008C50

AR200-S

V200R005C20

Upgrade to V200R009C00SPC500

V200R006C10

V200R007C00

V200R008C50

AR2200

V200R005C20

Upgrade to V200R009C00SPC500

V200R006C10

V200R007C00

V200R008C50

AR2200-S

V200R005C20

Upgrade to V200R009C00SPC500

V200R006C10

V200R007C00

V200R008C50

AR3200

V200R005C20

Upgrade to V200R009C00SPC500

V200R006C10

V200R007C00

V200R008C50

AR3600

V200R006C10

Upgrade to V200R009C00SPC500

V200R007C00

V200R008C50

AntiDDoS1600

V500R005C00SPC100

Upgrade to Secospace AntiDDoS8000 V500R005C20SPC300

CloudEngine 12800

V200R002C10

Upgrade to V200R02C5SPC800

V200R002C20

IPS Module

V500R001C30SPC100

Upgrade to V500R005C00SPC200

V500R001C30SPC100PWE

V500R001C30SPC200

NGFW Module

V500R002C00SPC200

Upgrade to V500R005C00SPC200

NIP6300

V500R001C30SPC100

Upgrade to V500R005C00SPC200

V500R001C30SPC200

NIP6600

V500R001C30SPC100

Upgrade to V500R005C00SPC200

V500R001C30SPC200

NetEngine16EX

V200R005C20

Upgrade to V200R009C00SPC500

V200R006C10

V200R007C00

V200R008C50

S6700

V200R008C00

Upgrade to V2R11C10

V200R010C00SPC300

V200R010C00SPC600

V200R011C00SPC200

SRG1300

V200R005C20

Upgrade to V200R009C00SPC500

V200R006C10

V200R007C00

V200R008C50

SRG2300

V200R005C20

Upgrade to V200R009C00SPC500

V200R006C10

V200R007C00

V200R008C50

SRG3300

V200R005C20

Upgrade to V200R009C00SPC500

V200R006C10

V200R007C00

V200R008C50

Secospace AntiDDoS8000

V500R001C20SPC200

Upgrade to V500R005C20SPC300

V500R001C20SPC300

V500R001C20SPC500

V500R001C20SPC600

V500R001C60SPC100

V500R001C60SPC101

V500R001C60SPC200

V500R001C60SPC300

V500R001C60SPC500

V500R001C60SPC600

V500R005C00SPC100

V500R005C00SPC200

Secospace USG6300

V500R001C30SPC100

Upgrade to V500R005C00SPC200

V500R001C30SPC200

Secospace USG6500

V500R001C30SPC100

Upgrade to V500R005C00SPC200

V500R001C30SPC200

Secospace USG6600

V500R001C30SPC100

Upgrade to V500R005C00SPC200

V500R001C30SPC200

USG6000V

V500R005C00SPC100

Upgrade to V500R005C10SPC300



An attacker may exploit the vulnerability to cause the target device abnormal.


The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/specification-document).

Base Score: 3.7 (AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Temporal Score: 3.5 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

Overall Score: 3.5


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

1. The attacker gains the access of the affected products network.

2. The attacker knows the protocol and port number.

Vulnerability details:

Some Huawei products has an insufficient verification of data authenticity vulnerability. A remote, unauthenticated attacker has to intercept specific packets between two devices, modifies the packets, and sends the modified packets to the peer device. Due to insufficient verification of some fields in the packets, an attacker may exploit the vulnerability to cause the target device abnormal.


Customers should contact Huawei TAC (Huawei Technical Assistance Center) to request the upgrades. For TAC contact information, please refer to Huawei worldwide website at http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/report-vulnerabilities.

This vulnerability was discovered by Huawei internal tester.


2020-05-20 V1.3 UPDATED Updated the "Software Versions and Fixes" section;

2020-02-19 V1.2 UPDATED Updated the "Software Versions and Fixes" section;

2020-02-06 V1.1 UPDATED Updated the "Software Versions and Fixes" section;

2019-12-04 V1.0 INITIAL


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