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Windows Server 2003 and XP SP2 LAND attack vulnerability Mar 05 2005 06:17PM
Dejan Levaja (dejan levaja com) (1 replies)
Re: Windows Server 2003 and XP SP2 LAND attack vulnerability Mar 07 2005 09:55PM
Jon O. (jono networkcommand com) (4 replies)
All:

I would like to hear from someone who can reproduce this. If you can, please send
details with OS, patches installed, pcaps, etc. not a report of what tools you used
to create the packet, sniff and replay the results. I've tested this and either my
machines are magically protected from this attack, or it is invalid (despite what
the press might say). I'd like some outside corroboration of this attack.

On 05-Mar-2005, Dejan Levaja wrote:
>
>
> Hello, everyone.
>
> Windows Server 2003 and XP SP2 (with Windows Firewall turned off) are vulnerable to LAND attack.
>
> LAND attack:
> Sending TCP packet with SYN flag set, source and destination IP address and source and destination port as of destination machine, results in 15-30 seconds DoS condition.
>
>
> Tools used:
> IP Sorcery for creating malicious packet, Ethereal for sniffing it and tcpreplay for replaying.
>
> Results:
> Sending single LAND packet to file server causes Windows explorer freezing on all workstations currently connected to the server. CPU on server goes 100%. Network monitor on the victim server sometimes can not even sniff malicious packet. Using tcpreplay to script this attack results in total collapse of the network.
>
> Vulnerable operating systems:
> Windows 2003
> XP SP2
> other OS not tested (I have other things to do currently ? like checking firewalls on my networks ;) )
>
> Solution:
> Use Windows Firewall on workstations, use some firewall capable of detecting LAND attacks in front of your servers.
>
> Ethic:
> Microsoft was informed 7 days ago (25.02.2005, GMT +1, local time), NO answer received, so I decided to share this info with security community.
>
>
> Dejan Levaja
> System Engineer
> Bulevar JNA 251
> 11000 Belgrade
> Serbia and Montenegro
> cell: +381.64.36.00.468
> email: dejan (at) levaja (dot) com [email concealed]
>

[ reply ]
Re: Windows Server 2003 and XP SP2 LAND attack vulnerability Mar 11 2005 09:37AM
exon (exon home se)
Re: Windows Server 2003 and XP SP2 LAND attack vulnerability Mar 08 2005 01:05PM
killer_loop (at) mail (dot) com [email concealed] (lammat grpower ath cx)
Re: Windows Server 2003 and XP SP2 LAND attack vulnerability Mar 08 2005 11:01AM
Miroslav Kubik (kubik_miroslav seznam cz)
Re: Windows Server 2003 and XP SP2 LAND attack vulnerability Mar 08 2005 05:42AM
Patrick Chipman (pchipman memphis edu)


 

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