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Category:   Device (PDA)  >   Visor Vendors:   Handspring
Handspring Visor PDA Can Be Crashed By a Remote User Conducting a Port Scan
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1003186
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 10 2002
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Exploit Included:  Yes  

Description:   A denial of service vulnerability has been reported with Handspring's Visor portable digital assistant (PDA) with a wireless Ethernet adapter. A remote user can cause the device to crash.

A remote user can conduct a port scan against the Handspring Visor to cause it to crash. For example, a simple nmap scan will reportedly cause a Fatal Exception on the PDA.

This has been reported on the Visor configured with a Xircom wireless Ethernet adapter card.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the device to crash.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error, State error
Underlying OS:  PalmOS
Underlying OS Comments:  PALM OS 3.5h

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Subject:  Handspring Visor D.O.S


System PALM OS 3.5h / Handspring Visor With Xircom Wireless Ethernet Adapter


   Handspring Visor
   PALM OS  


    The handspring Visor seems to have problems dealing with an nmap scan:


   bash-2.04# nmap ip address of visor | This causes a Fatal Exception on
the palm

Greets: RFP, Eric Underwood "For helping me find this DOS",,

Jason Lutz

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