Cisco: Malicious ICMP messages could cause denial of service
Source: SearchSecurity - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
Vendors/Products A publicly available document on how to use how the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) to launch denial-of-service attacks has prompted Cisco Systems to issue an advisory outlining a variety of vulnerable products.

"A document that describes how the ICMP could be used to perform a number of denial-of-service attacks against the Transmission Control Protocol [TCP] has been made publicly available," the San Jose, Calif.-based networking giant said in the advisory. "This document has been published through the Internet Engineering Task Force Internet Draft process, and is entitled 'ICMP Attacks Against TCP.'"

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