A bug in Huawei’s AppGallery allows downloading paid apps for free

PARIS, May 19 (Benin News / August) –

App Store Error Developed by Huawei, AppGallery, Make a number of premium or paid services available to users for free.

This is a new vulnerability discovered by Android developer and 9to5Google contributor Dylan Roussel, who warned that the application interface (API) does not offer any protection for paid apps.

In this way and without the need to connect to a paid account To download some appsThis developer has found that it is possible to install premium services for free after getting them APK download link.

As Russell reported, the existence of this vulnerability can be exploited by cybercriminals to download apps without having to pay for them or even go through AppGallery.

Also warned that first indications This problem occurred in the middle of last month. February, When the company was informed of this failure, Huawei confirmed that it would continue the investigation.


Developers using Huawei services also were not notified when the app was released. This weakness And whether and how they were affected by this issue, although the developer said they were previously notified of the issue by the tech company.

It should be remembered that Huawei was forced to stop offering the Android app store, Google Play Store, because the US government included the company in the so-called entity list.

In order to address this interference with its services, the Chinese manufacturer has developed its own app store, AppGallery, under the auspices of Huawei Mobile Services (HMS).

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