Code execution in Huawei Mate 30

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.


1) Heap-based buffer overflow


Risk: Low


CVSSv3: 5.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-9129


CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow


Exploit availability: No


Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to execute arbitrary code on the target system.


The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error. A local administrator can pass specially crafted data to the applicatoin, trigger heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.


Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.


Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.


Vulnerable software versions

Huawei Mate 30:


CPE
External links

https://www.huawei.com/en/psirt/security-advisories/huawei-sa-20201111-01-smartphone-en


Q & A


Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?


No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.


Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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