VDB-99174 · CVE-2014-8572 · BID 70891

Huawei ACXXXX/SXXXX SSH Packet input validation

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Huawei ACXXXX and SXXXX (version unknown). Affected is an unknown code block of the component SSH Packet Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-20. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The bug was discovered 10/10/2014. The weakness was shared 04/02/2017 (Website). The advisory is available at huawei.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2014-8572 since 10/31/2014. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 83162 (Huawei SSH DoS (HWPSIRT-2014-0701)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Huawei Local Security Checks and running in the context local.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (83162).




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.3

VulDB Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Temp Score: 7.2
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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined
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Nessus ID: 83162
Nessus Name: Huawei SSH DoS (HWPSIRT-2014-0701)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: huawei.com


10/10/2014 🔍
10/10/2014 +0 days 🔍
10/10/2014 +0 days 🔍
10/31/2014 +21 days 🔍
04/30/2015 +181 days 🔍
04/02/2017 +703 days 🔍
04/02/2017 +0 days 🔍
04/03/2017 +1 days 🔍
08/24/2020 +1239 days 🔍


Vendor: huawei.com

Advisory: huawei.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2014-8572 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 70891 - Multiple Huawei Products VRP SSH Denial of Service Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2014-8572 - Huawei - Multiple Products - Denial of Service Issue


Created: 04/03/2017 08:57 AM
Updated: 08/24/2020 06:09 PM
Changes: (2) source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class
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