Huawei OceanStor 5600 V300R003C00 SSH Key hard-coded credentials

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A vulnerability was found in Huawei OceanStor 5600 V300R003C00. It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing of the component SSH Key. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a hard-coded credentials vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-798. The software contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to external components, or encryption of internal data. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Huawei OceanStor 5600 V3 V300R003C00 has a hardcoded SSH key vulnerability; the hardcoded keys are used to encrypt communication data and authenticate different nodes of the devices. An attacker may obtain the hardcoded keys and log in to such a device through SSH.

The bug was discovered 10/20/2016. The weakness was released 04/02/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2016-8754 since 10/18/2016. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 11/24/2022). The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1110.001.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 164 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.3

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.1
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Class: Hard-coded credentials
CWE: CWE-798 / CWE-259 / CWE-255
ATT&CK: T1110.001

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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10/17/2016 🔍
10/18/2016 +1 days 🔍
10/20/2016 +2 days 🔍
04/02/2017 +164 days 🔍
04/02/2017 +0 days 🔍
04/03/2017 +1 days 🔍
11/24/2022 +2061 days 🔍



Advisory: sa-20161017-01
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-8754 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 93607 - Huawei OceanStor 5800 V3 Hardcoded SSH Key Security Bypass Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-8754 - Huawei - OceanStor 5600 V3 - Hardcoded Credentials Issue


Created: 04/03/2017 09:02 AM
Updated: 11/24/2022 02:06 PM
Changes: 04/03/2017 09:02 AM (60), 08/25/2020 07:44 AM (5), 11/24/2022 02:06 PM (4)
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