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Security Advisory - Improper Authentication Vulnerability in Some Huawei Products

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20200318-01-authentication
  • Initial Release Date: Mar 18, 2020
  • Last Release Date: Mar 18, 2020

Some Huawei products have a security vulnerability due to improper authentication. A remote attacker needs to obtain some information and forge the peer device to send specific packets to the affected device. Due to the improper implementation of the authentication function, attackers can exploit the vulnerability to connect to affected devices and execute a series of commands. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2019-12282)

This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2020-1864.

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-20200318-01-authentication-en


Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

Secospace AntiDDoS8000

V500R001C00

Upgrade to V5R5C00SPH302

V500R001C20

V500R001C60

V500R005C00


Attackers can exploit the vulnerability to connect to affected devices and execute a series of commands.


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

Base Score: 5.6 (AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L) 

Temporal Score: 5.2 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

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

1. The attacker needs to obtain some information and forge the peer device.

Vulnerability details:

Some Huawei products have a security vulnerability due to improper authentication. A remote attacker needs to obtain some information and forge the peer device to send specific packets to the affected device. Due to the improper implementation of the authentication function, attackers can exploit the vulnerability to connect to affected devices and execute a series of commands.


Configure the Windows firewall inbound rule to prevent this vulnerability. For details, contact TAC.

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.


2020-03-18 V1.0 INITIAL


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