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SubjectRe: TCP-RST Vulnerability - Doubt
At 01:05 AM 27/06/2004, David S. Miller wrote:
> > Could you kindly share your views regarding what Linux has done to its
> stack
> > to overcome this vulnerability as it will be of great help to my research.
>
>We have done nothing, and there are no plans to implement any workaround
>for this problem.

the vulnerabilities are real for any application/protocol which makes use
of long-duration TCP sessions.

the most common place that people have found the vulnerability to be of use
is in killing BGP sessions.
protocols which make use of long-held TCP sessions such as NFSv3, irc,
nntp, telnet, ssh, X11 et al are just as vulnerable.


cheers,

lincoln.

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