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Google Fixes Two Android DoS Bugs
Google released patches repairing two security flaws in its Android mobile operating system, which enabled hackers to launch denial of service attacks on users' smartphones.
The flaws, made public by the Open Source Computer Emergency Response Team (oCERT), affected Android version 1.5.
One of the most serious security vulnerabilities occurs in the way Android handles SMS messages. Hackers can create malformed SMS message from a badly formatted WAP Push message, which, in turn, could trigger a mobile phone to disconnect from the cellular network, oCERT reports in a security advisory.
The second patch Google released addressed numerous security issues in the Android Dalvik API, including a DoS vulnerability that leads to a system process restart.