December 5, 2000

Cisco 600 routers offer cracker fun

Author: JT Smith

The Register reports on a few security issues with Cisco's 600-series routers: "Any router in the Cisco 600 family that is configured to allow Web access can be locked by sending a specific URL. If that doesn't take the fancy of crackers, they could always try sending either a large ICMP ECHO (PING) packet to it or a stream of TCP SYN packets to the router - both of which can be used to mount denial of service attacks, or block services to, the routers in question."

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