NEWS FROM THE LAB - Tuesday, August 12, 2008

About the Java Vulnerability on S40 Phones Posted by Jarno @ 12:09 GMT

S40 phone There's been some media coverage on a recent vulnerability announcement. This is related to Java vulnerabilities affecting at least the Nokia S40 phone platform, and possibly other phone platforms based on a similar Java reference platform.

The vulnerability details have not been released, but if it works as advertised, this vulnerability could affect more than a hundred million mobile phones. This vulnerability is reported to enable attacker to be able to execute arbitrary code on target phones.

The S40 platform has never been targeted by a mobile phone virus or other malware. We're not expecting to see real-world attacks using this vulnerability in the near future either.

We're monitoring the situation.