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RE: [Full-Disclosure] Nokia 3560 Remote DOS
From: Kane Lightowler (Kanecontentsecurity.com.au)
Date: Thu Jul 08 2004 - 00:06:55 CDT
Even if Nokia does find this out first there is not to much they can do.
They can create a fix for a new firmware edition that will ship in new models but most models that are out in the public already will never get a firmware update.
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> Subject: [Full-Disclosure] Nokia 3560 Remote DOS
> Hello list,
> I have found a vulnerability with Nokia's 3560 cellular
> phone, in which anyone may remotely crash the phone's OS,
> requiring the user to disconnect the battery to restore
> normal functionality. The attack only requires sending the
> person a specially crafted text message. This can be done
> very easily via e-mail or from any capable cell phone.
> I have only tested this on the 3560, but other models may be
> vulnerable as well.
> During the attack, the phone does not emit a "new message"
> tone, and the message does not get stored in phone after
> rebooting. Victims have no way of knowing that they have
> been attacked.
> I know this is FD and all, but due to the seriousness of this
> attack, I would like to notify Nokia before posting full details.
> Does anyone know of a security contact at Nokia?
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