A design error in the IEEE1394 specification allows attackers with
physical access to a device to read and write to sensitive memory
using a modified FireWire/IEEE 1394 client, thus bypassing intended
restrictions that would normally require greater degrees of physical
access to exploit. NOTE: this was reported in 2008 to affect Windows
Vista, but some Linux-based operating systems have protection
mechanisms against this attack.
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BUGTRAQ:20041026 pacsec.jp advisory: Firewire/IEEE 1394 Considered Harmful to Physical Security
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