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Security Advisory - Denial of Service Vulnerability in Several Smartphones

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20200102-03-smartphone
  • Initial Release Date: Jan 02, 2020
  • Last Release Date: Jan 02, 2020

There is a denial of service vulnerability in several smartphones. The system does not properly check the status of certain module during certain operations, an attacker should trick the user into installing a malicious application, successful exploit could cause reboot of the smartphone. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2019-06133)

This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2020-1785.

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-20200102-03-smartphone-en


Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

Mate 10 Pro

Versions earlier than 9.1.0.321(C605E4R1P13T8)

9.1.0.321(C605E4R1P13T8)

Versions earlier than 9.1.0.321(C636E4R1P14T8)

9.1.0.321(C636E4R1P14T8)

Versions earlier than 9.1.0.330(C432E6R1P12T8)

9.1.0.330(C432E6R1P12T8)

Honor V10

Versions earlier than 9.1.0.333(C00E333R2P1T8)

9.1.0.333(C00E333R2P1T8)

Versions earlier than 9.1.0.350(C636E4R1P13T8)

9.1.0.350(C636E4R1P13T8)

Versions earlier than 9.1.0.351(C432E5R1P13T8)

9.1.0.351(C432E5R1P13T8)

Honor 10

Versions earlier than 9.1.0.350(C10E5R1P14T8)

9.1.0.350(C10E5R1P14T8)

Versions earlier than 9.1.0.350(C185E3R1P12T8)

9.1.0.350(C185E3R1P12T8)

Versions earlier than 9.1.0.350(C461E3R1P11T8)

9.1.0.350(C461E3R1P11T8)

Versions earlier than 9.1.0.350(C636E3R1P13T8)

9.1.0.350(C636E3R1P13T8)

Versions earlier than 9.1.0.351(C432E5R1P13T8)

9.1.0.351(C432E5R1P13T8)

Nova 4

Versions earlier than 9.1.0.225(C636E1R4P1)

9.1.0.225(C636E1R4P1)


Successful exploit could cause reboot of the smartphone.


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

Base Score: 5.5 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)

Temporal Score: 5.1 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

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

An attacker should trick the user into installing a malicious application.

Vulnerability details:

The system does not properly check the status of certain module during certain operations, an attacker should trick the user into installing a malicious application, successful exploit could cause reboot of the smartphone.


The product that supports automatic update will receive a system update prompt. You can install the update to fix the vulnerability.

This vulnerability was reported to Huawei PSIRT by Wei Junyi from SONIC Lab, Fudan University. Huawei would like to thank this researcher for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.


2020-01-02 V1.0 INITIAL


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