Huawei E355 contains a stored cross-site scripting vulnerability

ID VU:688812
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2014-07-21T00:00:00



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

Vendor| Status| Date Notified| Date Updated
Huawei Technologies| | 06 May 2014| 01 Jul 2014
If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let us know.

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


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Thanks to Jimson James for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Todd Lewellen.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2014-2968
  • Date Public: 21 Jul 2014
  • Date First Published: 21 Jul 2014
  • Date Last Updated: 21 Jul 2014
  • Document Revision: 10