Huawei Mate 8/Mate S/P8/P9 HiFi Driver memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Huawei Mate 8, Mate S, P8 and P9 (Smartphone Operating System) (unknown version). This issue affects an unknown code block of the component HiFi Driver. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

The HIFI driver in Huawei Mate 8 phones with software versions before NXT-AL10C00B386, versions before NXT-CL00C92B386, versions before NXT-DL00C17B386, versions before NXT-TL00C01B386; Mate S phones with software Versions before CRR-CL00C92B368, Versions before CRR-CL20C92B368, Versions before CRR-TL00C01B368, Versions before CRR-UL00C00B368, Versions before CRR-UL20C00B368; P8 phones with software Versions before GRA-TL00C01B366, Versions before GRA-CL00C92B366, Versions before GRA-CL10C92B366, Versions before GRA-UL00C00B366, Versions before GRA-UL10C00B366; and P9 phones with software Versions before EVA-AL10C00B190, Versions before EVA-DL10C00B190, Versions before EVA-TL10C00B190, Versions before EVA-CL10C00B190 allows attackers to get root privilege or crash the system or execute arbitrary code, related to a buffer overflow.

The bug was discovered 11/23/2016. The weakness was shared 04/02/2017 with Qihoo 360 (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2016-8774 since 10/18/2016. The exploitation is known to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 130 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The entries VDB-80192, VDB-80193, VDB-81689 and VDB-81690 are related to this item.






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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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10/18/2016 🔍
11/23/2016 +36 days 🔍
11/24/2016 +1 days 🔍
04/02/2017 +129 days 🔍
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11/24/2022 +2061 days 🔍



Advisory: sa-20161123-02
Organization: Qihoo 360
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CVE: CVE-2016-8774 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 94503 - Multiple Huawei Products CVE-2016-8774 Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-8774 - Huawei - Mate 8 Firmware - High

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Created: 04/03/2017 09:05 AM
Updated: 11/24/2022 02:42 PM
Changes: 04/03/2017 09:05 AM (59), 08/25/2020 09:20 AM (6), 11/24/2022 02:42 PM (4)
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