Discovered by: Michael Mueller a.k.a. c0rnholio
Contact: c0rnholio on domain netcologne.de
Vendor Status: not contacted
Fixes / Workarounds: none known
Discovery Date: June, 2008
Public Disclosure: 11.09.2009
A MMS Notification is part of the MMS communication flow. Usually an originator sends and
mms via a service provider (SP). After uploading the message to the SP, the recipient gets a
MMS notification from the SP with information like originator, subject and URL of the content.
In some mobile carrier networks it is allowed to send MMS notifications directly from one mobile
unit to another.
Some Smartphones fail to properly display the originator of this kind of message which leads
to a sender obfuscation.