Contact w/ clue re: AT&T SMS email gateway?

Aaron D. Osgood AOsgood at
Thu Sep 17 22:35:51 UTC 2009

>From another list:

" I am not sure if this has anything to do with your client's issue, but ask
if he/she has updated their iPhone software to version 3.1  Apparently, the
following telephony issue was addressed in 3.1:

o	Telephony
CVE-ID: CVE-2009-2815

Available for: iPhone OS 1.0 through 3.0.1

Impact: Receiving a maliciously crafted SMS message may lead to an
unexpected service interruption

Description: A null pointer dereference issue exists in the handling of SMS
arrival notifications. Receiving a maliciously crafted SMS message may lead
to an unexpected service interruption. This update addresses the issue
through improved handling of incoming SMS messages. Credit to Charlie Miller
of Independent Security Evaluators, and Collin Mulliner of Technical
University Berlin for reporting this issue.
Here is the link to Apple's security notice:"

Aaron D. Osgood

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-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Pascoe [mailto:davekm3t at] 
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 3:04 PM
To: nanog at
Subject: Contact w/ clue re: AT&T SMS email gateway?

Recently something seems to have changed with the email to
SMS gateway.  Messages sent through the gateway suffer from the following:

1) Long delay in reaching the phone (intermittent)
   (yes I know there is no latency guarantee)

and, even more crippling,

2) Message comes through as just "SMS Message" instead of the SMTP
message content.  And the sender is always 410-000-01x, where x
increments by 1 with each new incoming email-to-SMS gateway-handled message.

Phone is an iPhone 3GS.  This has worked fine for quite a while.  No
changes on the iPhone.

I have gone through normal AT&T Wireless Customer Service but there
isn't much clue there - had to explain what an email to SMS gateway is.

Anyone elese seeing this?  Anyone from AT&T Wireless here?

Please contact me off-list.

Dave Pascoe

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