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Re: New IIS worm

On Sun, Sep 23, 2001 at 02:08:40PM +1000, Sam Couter wrote:
> Karl E. Jorgensen <karl@jorgensen.com> wrote:
> > Doesn't this leave you open to DOS attacks? I'm thinking that source IP
> > addresses are relatively easy to forge, and hence an attacher can forge
> > a nimda attach and cause you to block off legitimate IP addresses -
> > ie. your DNS server our default gateway...
> To forge a Nimda attack would require you to forge a TCP connection. That's
> not easy, unless the attacker is on the network path to the forged address.

Obvious, but true. I stand(/sit?) corrected.

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Karl E. Jørgensen
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