Samsung Kies Air GET denial of service

kies-air-get-dos (80091) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Samsung Kies Air is vulnerable to a denial of service. By sending a specially-crafted GET request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.


Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Denial of Service


Upgrade to the latest version of Kies Air (2.2.211081or later), available from the Samsung Kies Web site. See References.


  • Packetstorm Security Website: Kies Air Denial Of Service / Authorization Bypass.
  • Samsung Kies Web Site: Samsung Kies.
  • BID-56560: Samsung Kies Air Denial of Service and Security Bypass Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2012-5858: Samsung Kies Air 2.1.207051 and 2.1.210161 relies on the IP address for authentication, which allows remote man-in-the-middle attackers to read arbitrary phone contents by spoofing or controlling the IP address.

Platforms Affected:

  • Samsung Kies 2.1.207051
  • Samsung Kies 2.1.210161


Nov 16, 2012

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