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Secunia Security Advisory 50780

Secunia Security Advisory 50780
Posted Sep 28, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Samsung Galaxy S III, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

tags | advisory, denial of service
MD5 | 90b627519e3e5daaf3d8bdc3b3196ee8

Secunia Security Advisory 50780

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The final version of the CSI 6.0 has been released.
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TITLE:
Samsung Galaxy S III USSD Code Factory Reset Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA50780

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/50780/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=50780

RELEASE DATE:
2012-09-27

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/50780/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/50780/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=50780

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Samsung Galaxy S III, which can
be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when handling certain
Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) codes. This can be
exploited to cause a device to reset to factory settings when a user
visits a web page which contains a specially crafted "tel:" URI.

SOLUTION:
Reportedly OTA (over the air) patches are available.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Ravishankar Borgaonkar, Technical University of Berlin.

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
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Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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