p-smash DoS Vulnerability

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Paul Wilders, Jun 12, 2002.

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  1. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

    Jul 1, 2001
    The Netherlands
    p-smash DoS (ICMP #9 flood)

    Category: Untested


    Summary: Flood the remote machine with ICMP 9

    It was possible to crash the remote
    machine by flooding it with ICMP type 9 packets.

    A cracker may use this attack to make this
    host crash continuously, preventing you
    from working properly.

    Solution : upgrade your Windows 9x operating system or change it.

    Risk factor : High
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