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    Hole in BlackIce

    A denial of service condition has been reported in Internet Security Systems's BlackICE Defender, BlackICE Agent and RealSecure Server Sensor,which can be exploited by a remote user. Exploitation is achievable via a ping flood attack.


    Sending a continuous series of ICMP Echo Request (Ping) 10,000 byte packets to a target host, could cause the host to reboot.

    Reportedly, only Windows 2000 and XP hosts are susceptible to this issue.

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    Please stop double posting.
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    win xp has built in firewall that allows/disallows icmp requests. This will render ping floods useless...
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    I must say that ISS has some REALLY, REALLY good quality assurance techs. LOL.

    Let's all have a ping party...*reboot*
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