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Security Advisory - DoS Vulnerability in Camera Driver of Huawei Products

  • SA No:Huawei-SA-20151106-01-Camera
  • Initial Release Date: Nov 06, 2015
  • Last Release Date: Nov 18, 2015

Some Huawei products have a DoS vulnerability. An attacker who has the system or camera permission can input invalid parameters into the camera driver program to crash the system. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2015-09013)

This vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-8223.

Huawei has released software updates to fix these vulnerabilities. This advisory is available at the following link:
http://www.huawei.com/en/security/psirt/security-bulletins/security-advisories/hw-460489.htm

Product Name

Affected Version

Resolved Product and Version

P7

Versions earlier than P7-L00C17B851

P7-L00C17B851

Versions earlier than P7-L05C00B851

P7-L05C00B851

Versions earlier than P7-L09C92B851

P7-L09C92B851

P8 ALE-UL00

Versions earlier than ALE-UL00 B211

ALE-UL00B211

[1] Mobile phones will receive a system update prompt. The vulnerabilities will be fixed after users install the update.


An attacker may exploit this vulnerability to crash the system of the device.

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

Base Score: 4.0 (AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Temporal Score: 3.3 (E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)

1. Prerequisite:

The attacker successfully tricks a user into installing a malicious application on the device and obtains the system or camera permission.

2. Attacking procedure:

An attacker who tricks a user into installing a malicious application and obtains the system or camera permission may input invalid parameters into the camera driver program to crash the system.

1. Mobile phones that support automatic update will receive a system update prompt. You can install the update to fix the vulnerabilities.

2. 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 Gengjia Chen (@jiayy) of Lab 0x031E of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. Huawei PSIRT is not aware of malicious use of the vulnerability described in this advisory.

Huawei express our appreciation for Gengjia Chen’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.


2015-11-18 V1.1UPDATED Added CVE ID

2015-11-06 V1.0 INITIAL

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