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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

Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Huawei Technologies

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



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

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: 10

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