February 7th, 2002, 12:22 AM
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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February 7th, 2002, 12:50 AM
Please stop double posting.
If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked. What\'s more, you deserve to be hacked.
-- former White House cybersecurity adviser Richard Clarke
February 7th, 2002, 12:56 PM
win xp has built in firewall that allows/disallows icmp requests. This will render ping floods useless...
February 7th, 2002, 07:26 PM
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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