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Home » Hacking News » Siemens Mobie SMS Exceptional Character Vulnerability

Siemens Mobie SMS Exceptional Character Vulnerability

by Nikola Strahija on January 20th, 2002 Some Siemens produced mobile phones suffer from a vulnerability in their handling of SMS messages. If a maliciously formed SMS message contains certain unusual characters, the mobile phone will be unable to display or delete this message. If enough messages are sent, SMS functionality may be completely denied.


Affected system:


Siemens 3568i(Or below)

Not affected system:

Siemes 6688

Description:

Siemens Mobie transfer SMS by PDU fromat.There is a bug in displaying exceptional character, the mobie will be shutdown,

and the SMS can't be delete.So anyone can DOS the mobie's SMS by sending lot of this type SMS.

Exploit:

http://www.benjurry.org/en/program/smsdos.zip

http://www.xfocus.org/download.php?id=10

Solution:

Don't diplay the SMS sending by stranger.If you receive this sms ,you can delete it by computer's program.


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