Huawei Mate 8 ION Memory Management input validation

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A vulnerability was found in Huawei Mate 8 up to NXT-AL10C00B197/NXT-CL10C00B197/NXT-DL10C00B197/NXT-TL10C00B197 (Smartphone Operating System). It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects an unknown function of the component ION Memory Management. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. Impacted is availability. The summary by CVE is:

ION memory management module in Huawei Mate 8 phones with software NXT-AL10C00B197 and earlier versions, NXT-DL10C00B197 and earlier versions, NXT-TL10C00B197 and earlier versions, NXT-CL10C00B197 and earlier versions allows attackers to cause a denial of service (restart).

The bug was discovered 10/26/2016. The weakness was disclosed 04/02/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2016-8756 since 10/18/2016. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 11/24/2022).

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 158 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The entry 99199 is pretty similar.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.4
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.4

VulDB Base Score: 3.3
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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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10/18/2016 🔍
10/26/2016 +8 days 🔍
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04/02/2017 +158 days 🔍
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04/03/2017 +1 days 🔍
11/24/2022 +2061 days 🔍



Advisory: sa-20161026-01
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-8756 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 93935 - Huawei Mate 8 CVE-2016-8756 Local Denial of Service Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-8756 - Huawei - Mate 8 - Denial of Service Issue

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Created: 04/03/2017 09:02 AM
Updated: 11/24/2022 02:11 PM
Changes: 04/03/2017 09:02 AM (60), 08/25/2020 07:57 AM (5), 11/24/2022 02:11 PM (3)
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