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Security Advisory-Authentication Bypass Vulnerability on E587 Mobile WiFi

  • SA No:Huawei-SA-20150429-01-E587
  • Initial Release Date: Apr 29, 2015
  • Last Release Date: May 19, 2015


Huawei E587 products have an authentication bypass vulnerability that could be exploited by an attacker to graft commands to obtain and change configuration information, send short messages, and restart the device without login (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2015-02001).

This Vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-3911.

Product Name

Affected Version

Solved version

E587

Firmware Version: 11.100.00.00.00

Firmware Version: 11.203.30.00.00


An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to graft commands to obtain and change configuration information, send short messages, and restart the device without login.

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

Base Score: 7.5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Temporal Score: 6.2 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

Overall Score: 6.2

This vulnerability can be exploited only when the following conditions are present:

1. The attacker can access the network.

Vulnerability details:

Due to an authentication bypass vulnerability, an attacker can graft commands with tools to obtain and change configuration information, send short messages, and restart the device without login.

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 Evilsocket. Huawei PSIRT is not aware of any public announcements or malicious use of the vulnerability described in this advisory.

Huawei express our appreciation for Evilsocket’s concerns on Huawei products.

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.

2015-05-19 V1.0 UPDATED Summary

2015-04-29 V1.0 INITIAL

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