Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Solaris 10 Ping-of-Death

Once again, proof that "oldie-but-goodie" attacks (to quote Ed Skoudis) are still prevalent, and, scarier yet, still EFFECTIVE, ISC announced that there is a Ping-of-Death attack that will cause a kernel panic on Solaris 10. As of right now, there's not much info, you can read more over at ISC.

The obvious mitigation is to filter ping (ICMP echo-request) at your border router/firewall. There isn't much need to allow ping into your network.

Enjoy.

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