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Huawei E355 contains a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#688812

Original Release Date: 2014-07-21 | Last Revised: 2014-07-21


The Huawei E355 built-in web interface contains a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability.


Huawei E355 wireless broadband modems include a web interface for administration and additional services. The web interface allows users to receive SMS messages using the connected cellular network.

CWE-79: Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
The web interface is vulnerable to a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability. The vulnerability can be exploited if a victim views SMS messages that contain Javascript using the web interface.

The following device configuration was reported to be vulnerable. Other versions may be affected:
Hardware version: CH1E355SM
Software version:
Web UI version:


A malicious attacker may be able to execute arbitrary script in the context of the victim's browser.


We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem. In the meantime, please consider the following workaround:

Disable scripting

Disable scripting in your web browser, as specified in the Securing Your Web Browser document.

Vendor Information


Huawei Technologies Affected

Notified:  May 06, 2014 Updated: July 01, 2014



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 6.4 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Temporal 5.5 E:POC/RL:W/RC:C
Environmental 1.5 CDP:L/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to Jimson James for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Todd Lewellen.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2014-2968
Date Public: 2014-07-21
Date First Published: 2014-07-21
Date Last Updated: 2014-07-21 13:24 UTC
Document Revision: 11

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