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Security Advisory-Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in IPMICommand of the HMM Software in a Huawei Server Product

  • SA No:Huawei-SA-20141224-02-HMM
  • Initial Release Date: Dec 24, 2014
  • Last Release Date: Dec 24, 2014

The Hyper Module Management (HMM) software of some Huawei server products has a security vulnerability. When the operator of the HMM software uses the IPMICommand to perform operations on the iMana software, the operator can modify the user configuration of iMana through privilege escalation (vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2014-11117).
This vulnerability has been assigned a CVE ID: CVE-2014-9696.

Product name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

Tecal E9000 Chassis

V100R001C00SPC160 and earlier versions

V100R001C00SPC180





Note: To fix the vulnerability, upgrade only the MM910-MM-V256 software in Tecal E9000 Chassis V100R001C00SPC180.


The operator of HMM can modify the user configuration of iMana.

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

Base Score: 6.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Temporal Score: 5.4 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

1. Prerequisites:

Attackers can log in to the HMM software. 

2. Attacking procedure:

The operator of HMM uses the IPMICommand to send the instruction of modifying user configuration to the iMana software. 
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 firstly by Huawei internal tester. 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 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.


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