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Security Advisory-Information Leakage Vulnerability in Huawei P7 Smartphone

  • SA No:Huawei-SA-20150213-01-Smartphone
  • Initial Release Date: Feb 13, 2015
  • Last Release Date: Feb 13, 2015

MeWidget is a plug-in of Huawei Emotion UI. The MeWidget module on Huawei smartphone P7 has a vulnerability that could lead to the disclosure of contact information. Attackers can obtain the name and URI information of mobile phone users through the malware installed on the smartphones. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2014-0891)
This vulnerability has been assigned a CVE ID: CVE-2015-2246.

Product name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

P7-L10

V100R001C00B136 and earlier versions

V100R001C00B159

Attackers can exploit this vulnerability to obtain the name and URI information of mobile phone users through the malware installed on the smartphones.

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:

Attackers must trick users into installing the malware provided by the attackers.

2. Attacking procedure:

Some users of Huawei smartphones may bind their contact information to the MeWidget plug-in, which does not control the access to the contact information. As a result, third-party apps can read the contact information bound to the MeWidget.

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 a security researcher from Taiwan. Huawei PSIRT is not aware of any public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability described in this advisory.

Huawei express our appreciation for the security researcher’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.


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