TCP flaw


Microsoft, Cisco Issue Patches for TCP DoS Flaw

Vendors are finally releasing patches today for the TCP vulnerabilities first publicized nearly a year ago that affect a huge range of networking products, including any device running a version of Cisco’s IOS software, and a number of Microsoft server and desktop operating systems. Both Microsoft and Cisco released fixes for the vulnerabilities on Tuesday.

Still no fix for TCP DoS weakness

Software vendors and security officials in several countries have been working for nearly six months on a fix for a serious flaw in a number of TCP implementations that caused a lot of controversy and speculation last fall. The problem could allow attackers to consume all of the resources on a given remote server, essentially making it unusable.

Now, it appears that the release of a patch for the weakness may not come for several more months.

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