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RFC 5961

"Improving TCP's Robustness to Blind In-Window Attacks", August 2010

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
A. Ramaiah
R. Stewart
M. Dalal
Stream:
IETF
Source:
tcpm (tsv)

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Abstract

TCP has historically been considered to be protected against spoofed off-path packet injection attacks by relying on the fact that it is difficult to guess the 4-tuple (the source and destination IP addresses and the source and destination ports) in combination with the 32-bit sequence number(s). A combination of increasing window sizes and applications using longer-term connections (e.g., H-323 or Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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