[lkml]   [2004]   [Apr]   [22]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: tcp vulnerability? haven't seen anything on it here...
    On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 07:35:54AM -0400, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

    > Has anybody checked to see what Linux does if it receives a
    > RST to the broadcast address? It would be a shame if all
    > connections were dropped!

    I don't see how this would be possible : a TCP packet is matched *only* if
    it refers to a valid session. If you have no session established from/to the
    broadcast address, there's no possibility that an RST targetted at this address
    terminates anything, even if the ports are OK.


    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 14:02    [W:0.018 / U:0.036 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site