Siemens wireless invalid SMS denial of service

siemens-invalid-sms-dos (7902) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Some Siemens wireless phones using the PDU (Protocol Description Unit) standard for the display of SMS (Short Message Service) messages are vulnerable to a denial of service attack. If a remote attacker sends an SMS message containing certain invalid characters to a vulnerable mobile recipient, the attacker can cause the mobile device to shut down when attempting to display the message.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Contact Siemens Regional Support Center for information on obtaining a software upgrade. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Siemens 3568i WAP

Reported:

Jan 14, 2002

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