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Security Advisory-Screen Capture Vulnerability on Huawei Ascend P6 Mobile Phones

  • SA No:Huawei-SA-20140923-01-P6
  • Initial Release Date: Sep 23, 2014
  • Last Release Date: Nov 04, 2014

Apps on Huawei Ascend P6 mobile phones can capture screens without the root permission. As a result, user information can be leaked by malware on Ascend P6 mobile phones. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2014-0893).

This Vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-8571.

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

EDGE-U00

V100R001C17B508SP01 and earlier versions

V100R001C17B508SP02

EDGE-T00

V100R001C01B508SP01 and earlier versions

V100R001C01B508SP02

EDGE-C00

V100R001C92B508SP02 and earlier versions

V100R001C92B508SP03

User information can be stolen by malware on Ascend P6 mobile phones.

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

Base Score: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

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


1. Prerequisite:

The attacker must trick the user into installing the malware provided by the attacker.

2. Attacking procedure:

The malware on mobile phones keeps capturing screens and sending them to the attacker.


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/security/psirt/report-vulnerabilities/index.htm.


This vulnerability was found by Chen Jialin. Huawei PSIRT is not aware of any public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability described in this advisory.

Huawei express our appreciation for Chen Jialin’s concerns on Huawei products. 

For security problems about Huawei products and solutions, please contactPSIRT@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.


2014-11-04 V1.2 UPDATED Added the CVE ID

2014-10-08 V1.1 UPDATED Updated the information of “Affected Products”

2014-09-23 V1.0 INITIAL
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