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Security Advisory-DLL Hijacking Vulnerability on Huawei USB Modem products

  • SA No:Huawei-SA-20141022- DLLHijacking
  • Initial Release Date: 2014-10-22
  • Last Release Date: 2015-03-11

This security advisory (SA) describes the impact of DLL-Hijacking vulnerability discovered in website. (Vulnerability ID: HWPSIRT-2014-1046)

This vulnerability is referenced in this document as follows:

Any user in the system can modify the legitimate binary to any kind of malicious executable. If an attacker breakinto a low privilege account he could use this application to escalate his privileges.

 This Vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-8358.

The user could also place a malicious wintab32.dll file inside the "Mobile Partner" folder and perform DLL hijacking.

This Vulnerability has been assigned Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-8359.

Product Name

Affected Version

Solved version

EC177

UTPS-V200R003B009D05SP03C1014

(23.009.05.03.1014)

UTPS-V200R003B015D02SP08C1014(23.015.02.08.1014)

UTPS-V200R003B015D02SP07C1014( 23.015.02.07.1014)

EC176

UTPS-V200R003B009D05SP03C1014

(23.009.05.03.1014)

UTPS-V200R003B015D02SP08C1014(23.015.02.08.1014)

UTPS-V200R003B015D02SP07C1014( 23.015.02.07.1014)

EC156

UTPS-V200R003B009D05SP03C1014

(23.009.05.03.1014)

UTPS-V200R003B015D02SP08C1014(23.015.02.08.1014)

UTPS-V200R003B015D02SP07C1014( 23.015.02.07.1014)

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker breakinto a low privilege account he could use this application to escalate his privileges.

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

CVE-2014-8358:

Base Score: 6.0 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Temporal Score: 5.0 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

Overall Score: 5.0

CVE-2014-8359:

Base Score: 7.2 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Temporal Score: 5.0 (E:F/RL:O/RC:C)

Overall Score: 5.0

For additional details, customers are advised to reference the website link: 

http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/128767/Huawei-Mobile-Partner-DLL-Hijacking.html

Customers should contact Huawei TAC (Huawei Technical Assistance Center) to request the upgrades, or obtain them through Huawei worldwide website at http://support.huawei.com/support/.

This vulnerability is disclosed by website. The link is same with “Technique Details” link.

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.


2015-03-11 V1.1 UPDATED Update the link information
2014-10-22 V1.0 INITIAL
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