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Security Advisory- BootRom Menu and Boot Menu Vulnerabilities on Huawei Campus Switches

  • SA No:Huawei-SA-20140507-01-Campus Switch
  • Initial Release Date: May 07, 2014
  • Last Release Date: Jul 09, 2014

Some versions of Huawei Campus S7700/S9300/S9700 switches are affected by the BootRom and Boot Menu vulnerability. 

  1. Unauthorized users are allowed to upgrade the bootrom or bootload software. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2014-0315)
  2. The BootRom Menu vulnerability allows unauthorized users to bypass the system security check mechnism (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2014-0316).
  3. The Boot Menu vulnerability allows unauthorized users to comprise the switch (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2014-0317).
  4. The Boot Menu vulnerability allows users to upgrade the small BootRom/main BootRom or FPGA/CPLD software and bypass the system security check mechnism. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2014-0318).

These Vulnerabilities have been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-4707.

    Product name   

    Affected versions   

S7700

V200R001C00SPC300

V200R002C00SPC100

V200R003C00SPC300

S9300

V200R001C00SPC300

V200R002C00SPC100

V200R003C00SPC300

S9700

V200R001C00SPC300

V200R002C00SPC100

V200R003C00SPC300

By exploiting the vulnerability, attackers can control or compromise the victim device.

The vulnerability classification has been performed by using the CVSSv2 scoring system (http://www.first.org/cvss/).

     1. HWPSIRT-2014-0315

Base Score: 5.4(AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Temporal Score: 4.5 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

2. HWPSIRT-2014-0316

Base Score: 5.4(AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Temporal Score: 4.5 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

3. HWPSIRT-2014-0317

Base Score: 5.4(AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Temporal Score: 4.5 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

4. HWPSIRT-2014-0318

Base Score: 4.9(AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Temporal Score: 4.1 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

1. Prerequisite:

(1)  The attackers can log in to the device via the console or out-of-band management port.

(2)  For HWPSIRT-2014-0318 the attackers must also know the password of the Boot Menu.

2. Attacking procedure:

Access the BootRom or Boot Menu and exploit the vulnerabilities to control or compromise the victim device.

 

Upgrading version and version status:

Product name

Affected versions

Solved version

Version Status

S7700

V200R001C00SPC300

V200R003C00SPC500

Released

V200R002C00SPC100

V200R003C00SPC500

Released

V200R003C00SPC300

V200R003C00SPC500

Released

S9300

V200R001C00SPC300

V200R003C00SPC500

Released

V200R002C00SPC100

V200R003C00SPC500

Released

V200R003C00SPC300

V200R003C00SPC500

Released

S9700

V200R001C00SPC300

V200R003C00SPC500

Released

V200R002C00SPC100

V200R003C00SPC500

Released

V200R003C00SPC300

V200R003C00SPC500

Released


Customers should contact Huawei TAC (Huawei Technical Assistance Center) to request the upgrades, or obtain them through Huawei worldwide website at http://support.huawei.com/enterprise/. For TAC contact information, please refer to Huawei worldwide website at http://www.huawei.com/en/security/psirt/report-vulnerabilities/index.htm.


This vulnerability is reported by Huawei’s internal security test team. Huawei PSIRT is not aware of any public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability described in this advisory. 

For security problems about Huawei products and solutions, please contact PSIRT@huawei.com.

For general problems about Huawei products and solutions, please directly contact Huawei TAC (Huawei Technical Assistance Center) to request the configuration or technical assistance.


2014-05-07 V1.0 INITIAL

2014-07-09 V1.1 UPDATED add CVE-ID information. 

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