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RE: Nokia 3560 Remote DOS
From: "Kane Lightowler" <Kane () contentsecurity com au>
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 23:04:47 +1000

Yes that is correct, you can walk into alot of mobile stores and they will upgrade the firmware for you at a price.
Honestly how many mobile phone users do you know that would.....
a) know that this service exists..
b) pay for this service..
Myself, I could count them on one hand.

        -----Original Message----- 
        From: full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com on behalf of Milan 't4c' Berger 
        Sent: Thu 8/07/2004 7:26 PM 
        To: full-disclosure () lists netsys com 
        Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Nokia 3560 Remote DOS

        You can get updates for money.
        Here in germany you pay about 20 Euro for updating firmware, but like
        old bugs told us, Nokia doesn't really care about there mistakes.
        Kane Lightowler wrote:
        > 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.
        > Regards,
        > Kane
        >>-----Original Message-----
        >>From: full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com
        >>[mailto:full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com]On Behalf Of
        >>marklist () comcast net
        >>Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 1:43 PM
        >>To: full-disclosure () lists netsys com
        >>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?
        Milan 't4c' Berger
        Network & Security Administrator
        21073 Hamburg
        gpg: http://www.ghcif.de/keys/t4c.asc
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