Code exists to exploit TCP flaw

Friday, 23 April 2004, 3:43 PM EST

Malicious code has been unearthed that can exploit a widely reported flaw in a popular Net protocol and possibly disrupt data transmissions, but experts say the risk of real-world problems remains fairly low.

Security-software maker Symantec said on Thursday that it had confirmed that software now exists that can take advantage of the TCP, or Transmission Control Protocol, vulnerability and that the software has been released publicly. Symantec did not create the exploiting software, but it has confirmed it could work.

By Michael Kanellos at ZDNet.

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