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CVE-2005-3675 Detail

Current Description

The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (bandwidth consumption) by sending ACK messages for packets that have not yet been received (optimistic ACKs), which can cause the sender to increase its transmission rate until it fills available bandwidth.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/18/2005      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.8 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MISC Third Party Advisory; US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#102014 External Source BID 15468 External Source XF tcp-congestion-control-dos(23055)

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