Using Labeling to Prevent Cross-Service Attacks Against Smart Phones
Wireless devices that integrate the functionality of PDAs and cell phones are becoming commonplace, making different types of network services available to mobile applications. However, the integration of different services allows an attacker to cross service boundaries. For example, an attack carried out through the wireless network interface may eventually provide access to the phone functionality. This type of attacks can cause considerable damage because some of the services (e.g., the GSM-based services) charge the user based on the traffic or time of use. In this paper, the authors demonstrate the feasibility of these attacks by developing a proof-of-concept exploit that crosses service boundaries.