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Re: unused bit attack alert
From: antirez () LINUXCARE COM (antirez)
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 13:14:06 +0100

On Mon, Feb 21, 2000 at 02:36:17PM -0800, Vern Paxson wrote:
LigerTeam, strongly propose inserting of
solution code before the computing of flag

  flag = flags & 0x3f;

Otherwise you are still vulnerable to attackers setting legitimate flags
in bogus combinations, such as adding URG to a SYN.

Also since the valid TCP flags combinations are fixed
and just ~ 13 at cost of some overhead you can simply
allows only this. An example is the ipt_unclean netfilter
For LigerTeam: this is a known problem, please don't claim
you have discovered it (see BUGTRAQ archive).


Salvatore Sanfilippo, Open Source Developer, Linuxcare Italia spa
+39.049.8024648 tel, +39.049.8036484 fax
antirez () linuxcare com, http://www.linuxcare.com/
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