LAND attack threat 'not significant', says Microsoft

Friday, 20 May 2005, 11:59 AM EST

Microsoft has rejected the seriousness of a security warning about its software. On Tuesday the French Security Incident Response Team issued an alert about a security bug in Microsoft's implementation of TCP/IP in Windows XP and 2003.

The flaw in the Windows IPv6 TCP/IP stack means systems are liable to crash when processing maliciously crafted packets in which the SYN flag is set, and the source address and port are the same as the destination address and port.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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