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RE: Nokia 3560 Remote DOS
From: "Kane Lightowler" <Kane () contentsecurity com au>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 15:06:55 +1000

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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