Sun Microsystems, Inc. Information for VU#222750
TCP/IP implementations do not adequately validate ICMP error messages
- Vendor Information Help Date Notified: 12 Aug 2004
- Statement Date:
- Date Updated: 12 Apr 2005
Sun is only marginally impacted by the issues described in Gont's ICMP Internet Draft as existing TCP connections will not be dropped. There may be a performance impact but no more or less than flooding any link or system with garbage messages will cause performance problems. Sun is issuing Sun Alert 57746 to further describe Sun's specific impact and details which will be available here:
The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.
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