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Re: Data in SYN Packets
From: "Gibson, Nathan J. (HSC)" <Nathan-Gibson () OUHSC EDU>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 14:53:02 -0500

It could be that a different O/S could use this information. It may be a packet that could cause malicious attacks on a 
different platform but your machine sees it as a "corrupt" packet because it carries extra data and drops it. 

V/R,
Nathan J. Gibson, CISSP
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-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Hanson [mailto:MHanson () CSS EDU] 
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 2:25 PM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: [SECURITY] Data in SYN Packets

Hello,

In our IPS log I see the following entry *TCP C2S Ambiguity: Data in
SYN Packet* daily directed towards our DNS server. These packets are
coming from four or so different addresses in China.  I did a brief
Google search with results being a few or more years old. A couple of
the posts reported the same *Data in SYN Packet* with the
originating addresses also from China. 

Can anybody shed light on this?

Thank you very much.




Mike Hanson
Network Security Manager
The College of St. Scholastica
Duluth, MN 55811
 
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