CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2017-15347

Use After Free

Published: Feb 15, 2018 | Modified: Feb 26, 2018
CVSS 3.x
5.5
MEDIUM
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVSS 2.x
7.1 HIGH
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Huawei Mate 9 Pro mobile phones with software of versions earlier than LON-AL00BC00B235 have a use after free (UAF) vulnerability. An attacker tricks a user into installing a malicious application, and the application can riggers access memory after free it. A local attacker may exploit this vulnerability to cause the mobile phone to crash.

Weakness

Referencing memory after it has been freed can cause a program to crash, use unexpected values, or execute code.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Mate_9_pro_firmware Huawei lon-al00bc00b235 lon-al00bc00b235

Extended Description

The use of previously-freed memory can have any number of adverse consequences, ranging from the corruption of valid data to the execution of arbitrary code, depending on the instantiation and timing of the flaw. The simplest way data corruption may occur involves the system’s reuse of the freed memory. Use-after-free errors have two common and sometimes overlapping causes:

In this scenario, the memory in question is allocated to another pointer validly at some point after it has been freed. The original pointer to the freed memory is used again and points to somewhere within the new allocation. As the data is changed, it corrupts the validly used memory; this induces undefined behavior in the process. If the newly allocated data happens to hold a class, in C++ for example, various function pointers may be scattered within the heap data. If one of these function pointers is overwritten with an address to valid shellcode, execution of arbitrary code can be achieved.

Potential Mitigations

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