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RFC 5927

"ICMP Attacks against TCP", July 2010

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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Author:
F. Gont
Stream:
IETF
Source:
tcpm (tsv)

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Abstract

This document discusses the use of the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) to perform a variety of attacks against the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). Additionally, this document describes a number of widely implemented modifications to TCP's handling of ICMP error messages that help to mitigate these issues. This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.


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