This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Read our privacy policy >

Security Advisory - Improper Authentication Vulnerability in Several Huawei Products

  • SA No:huawei-sa-20200506-02-authentication
  • Initial Release Date: May 06, 2020
  • Last Release Date: May 06, 2020

Some Huawei products have an improper authentication vulnerability. Attackers need to perform some operations to exploit the vulnerability. Successful exploit may obtain certain permissions on the device. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2020-03160)

This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2020-9099.

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-20200506-02-authentication-en


Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

IPS Module

V500R001C00

Upgrade to V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007

V500R001C20

V500R001C30

V500R001C50

V500R001C60

V500R001C80

V500R005C00

V500R005C10

V500R005C20

V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007

NGFW Module

V500R001C00

Upgrade to V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007

V500R001C20

V500R001C30

V500R001C50

V500R001C60

V500R002C00

V500R002C10

V500R002C20

V500R002C30

V500R005C00

V500R005C10

V500R005C20

V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007

NIP6300

V500R001C00

Upgrade to V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007

V500R001C20

V500R001C30

V500R001C50

V500R001C60

V500R001C80

V500R005C00

V500R005C10

V500R005C20

V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007

NIP6600

V500R001C00

Upgrade to V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007

V500R001C20

V500R001C30

V500R001C50

V500R001C60

V500R001C80

V500R005C00

V500R005C10

V500R005C20

V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007

NIP6800

V500R001C60

Upgrade to V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007

V500R001C80

V500R005C00

V500R005C10

V500R005C20

V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007

Secospace USG6300

V500R001C00

Upgrade to V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007

V500R001C20

V500R001C30

V500R001C50

V500R001C60

V500R001C80

V500R005C00

V500R005C10

V500R005C20

V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007

Secospace USG6500

V500R001C00

Upgrade to V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007

V500R001C20

V500R001C30

V500R001C50

V500R001C60

V500R001C80

V500R005C00

V500R005C10

V500R005C20

V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007

Secospace USG6600

V500R001C00

Upgrade to V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007

V500R001C20

V500R001C30

V500R001C50

V500R001C60

V500R001C80

V500R005C00

V500R005C10

V500R005C20

V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007

USG9500

V500R001C00

Upgrade to V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007

V500R001C20

V500R001C30

V500R001C50

V500R001C60

V500R001C80

V500R005C00

V500R005C10

V500R005C20

V500R005C20SPC500+V500R005SPH007


Attackers can exploit this vulnerability to obtain certain device permissions.


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

Base Score: 6.5 (AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N)

Temporal Score: 6.0 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

Overall Score: 6.0


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

The attacker can access the network where the affected device resides.

Vulnerability details:

Some Huawei products have an improper authentication vulnerability. Attackers need to perform some operations to exploit the vulnerability. Successful exploit may obtain certain permissions on the device.


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 external researcher.


2020-05-06 V1.0 INITIAL


Huawei adheres to protecting the ultimate interests of users with best efforts and the principle of responsible disclosure and deal with product security issues through our response mechanism.

To enjoy Huawei PSIRT services and obtain Huawei product vulnerability information, please visit http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt.

To report a security vulnerability in Huawei products and solutions, please send it to PSIRT@huawei.com. For details, please visit http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/report-vulnerabilities.

This document is provided on an "AS IS" basis and does not imply any kind of guarantee or warranty, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Huawei or any of its directly or indirectly controlled subsidiaries or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages. Your use of the document, by whatsoever means, will be totally at your own risk. Huawei is entitled to amend or update this document from time to time.