Re: Attack comming out of my linux box?
Micha Feigin wrote:
>I just got two messages from kaspersky anti virus on the windows computer in my
>local network that it is being attacked from the address belonging to the
>linux computer on the same network.
>The attack is called Land network attack. Any idea what this is?
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> at the Tel-Aviv University CC.
As of March or so, fully-patched Windows XP boxes, as long as firewall
is not blocking the attack, are vulnerable to a DOS lasting about 20-30
seconds whenever a packet is sent to them containing the same source and
destination addresses. (Or at least, that's my very rough understanding.)
I suspect someone "out there" is spoofing your Linux box's address and
LAND-attacking your Windows box.
Google for lots more info.