Apple releases iPhone OS 3.0.1 with SMS Security Fix

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Apple updated iPhone OS 3.0 to version 3.0.1, a patch that fixes a significant SMS texting security hole unveiled this week by security researcher Charlie Miller.

The iPhone OS 3.0.1 Software Update is available for all iPhones, including original iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS.

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iPhone OS 3.0.1 CoreTelephony

CVE-ID: CVE-2009-2204

Available for: iPhone OS 1.0 through iPhone OS 3.0

Impact: Receiving a maliciously crafted SMS message may lead to an unexpected service interruption or arbitrary code execution

Description: A memory corruption issue exists in the decoding of SMS messages. Receiving a maliciously crafted SMS message may lead to an unexpected service interruption or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue through improved error handling. Credit to Charlie Miller of Independent Security Evaluators, and Collin Mulliner of Technical University Berlin for reporting this issue

iPhone OS 3.0 Software Update was released on 17th June 2009.

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Posted by Antony at July 31, 2009 11:37 PM

>> more MacCentre701 July 2009 reports.