There is an improper authentication vulnerability in several smartphones. The device does not sufficiently validate certain credential of user's face, an attacker could craft the credential of the user, successful exploit could allow the attacker to pass the authentication with the crafted credential. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2019-11101)
This vulnerability has been assigned a Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2020-1838.
Huawei has released software updates to fix this vulnerability. This advisory is available at the following link:
Resolved Product and Version
HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro
Versions earlier than 10.1.0.150(C00E136R5P3)
Successful exploit could allow the attacker to pass the authentication with the crafted credential.
The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv3 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/specification-document).
Base Score: 6.4 (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)
Temporal Score: 5.9 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)
This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:
The attacker could gain the device and craft the credential of the user.
The device does not sufficiently validate certain credential of user's face, an attacker could craft the credential of the user, successful exploit could allow the attacker to pass the authentication with the crafted credential.
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 Wish Wu from Ant Financial TianQiong Security Lab. Huawei would like to thank Wish Wu for working with us and coordinated vulnerability disclosure to protect our customers.
2020-07-01 V1.0 INITIAL
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