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DOS flaw affects BlackBerry devices

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IT administrators are being advised to upgrade to BlackBerry Device Software 4.2 Service Pack 1 to fix a flaw in earlier versions attackers could exploit to cause a denial of service.

According to the French

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Security Incident Response Team (FrSIRT), the problem is an error in the BlackBerry browser that fails to properly handle overly long URLs. Attackers could exploit this to cause a vulnerable device to become slow or to stop responding by tricking a user into following a specially crafted link.

The problem affects BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2 and prior. The solution is to upgrade to BlackBerry Device Software 4.2 Service Pack 1.


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