Siemens wireless invalid SMS denial of service

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


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.


Denial of Service


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


Platforms Affected:

  • Siemens 3568i WAP


Jan 14, 2002

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