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'spank' Denial of Service Vulnerability

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Mitigation

Created

Created

16 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

The remote host answers to TCP packets that are coming from a multicast address. This is known as the 'spank' denial of service attack.

Solution

Solution

Contact your operating system vendor for a patch. Filter out multicast addresses (224.0.0.0/4).