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Sparky's
Apr 20, 2004, 07:37 PM
This would put a damper on the web :eek:

A vulnerability found in Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) could allow an attacker to shut down parts of the Internet, U.S. and U.K. officials said Tuesday in separate alerts.

http://www.internetnews.com/xSP/article.php/3343161

stoid
Apr 20, 2004, 10:22 PM
As Aretha Franklin (http://www.lyricsdepot.com/aretha-franklin/think.html) said, "Take care, TCP!"

MrMacMan
Apr 20, 2004, 11:52 PM
'Sometimes the simplest of things are most destructive' -- Me.


Quite true in this case, how long have we been ing TCP? Forever!



The article doesn't state how easly/hard this is to exploit, any more details?

Counterfit
Apr 20, 2004, 11:56 PM
As Aretha Franklin (http://www.lyricsdepot.com/aretha-franklin/think.html) said, "Take care, TCP!" A bit heavy on the celebrating eh? ;)

MongoTheGeek
Apr 21, 2004, 07:33 AM
If this is as bad as the guy says it could be really really bad.

Sparky's
Apr 21, 2004, 08:43 AM
'Sometimes the simplest of things are most destructive' -- Me.

Quite true in this case, how long have we been ing TCP? Forever!

The article doesn't state how easly/hard this is to exploit, any more details?

I'll do more research later, that was the whole article I posted the link to.

MongoTheGeek
Apr 21, 2004, 09:07 AM
I found this article. I new I wanted to see what El Reg had to say about it.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/04/21/tcp_vuln/

CERT says (http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA04-111A.html)

edit: added cert ref

Sparky's
Apr 21, 2004, 08:58 PM
That's no light reading :eek: When I'm a little more awake and feel like supplementing my "War and Peace" diet I'll go back and try to get the jest of it! :o