[Snort-sigs] ICMP PING BeOS4.x
Gisli at ...281...
Wed Jan 23 01:36:04 EST 2002
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Rule: ICMP PING BeOS4.x
Summary: ICMP echo request was sent to a host on your network from a BeOS
Impact: Attackers may find waluable information about your hosts. Your site
may possibly be used for DOS attacks on other networks.
Detailed Information: ICMP echo request are used to test network
connectivity and are normally seen on all networks. They can be part of a
DOS attack when sent to a broadcast address and combined with a forged
source address. How your host responds to a ICMP echo request can give the
attacker an idea on what operating system the responding host is running.
Ease of Attack: Generic tools such as ping and nmap can send this type of
False Positives: Many tools including ping and most network monitoring tools
generate ICMP echo requests
Corrective Action: Verify that the packet was not malicious, and investigate
blocking certian types of ICMP traffic at your firewall.
Contributors: Gisli Helgason mailto:gh1304 at ...12...
Additional References: http://www.freesoft.org/CIE/RFC/1122/
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