Improper Authorization in Huawei P10 Plus



Published: 2020-01-24
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-1872
CWE-ID CWE-285
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Huawei P10 Plus
Client/Desktop applications / Multimedia software

Vendor Huawei

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Authorization

EUVDB-ID: #VU24509

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-1872

CWE-ID: CWE-285 - Improper Authorization

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local attacker to bypass authorization checks.

The vulnerability exists due to a digital balance bypass issue. When re-configuring the mobile phone at the digital balance mode, an attacker with physical access to the device can perform some operations to bypass the startup wizard, then open some switch and bypass a digital balance function.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Huawei P10 Plus: before 9.1.0.255, 9.1.0.252, 9.1.0.201


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/security-advisories/huawei-sa-20200122-01-digitalbalance-en

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. The attacker should have physical access to the system in order to successfully exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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