CVE-ID

CVE-1999-1254

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Description
Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service by spoofing ICMP redirect messages from a router, which causes Windows to change its routing tables.
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Date Entry Created
20010831 Disclaimer: The entry creation date may reflect when the CVE-ID was allocated or reserved, and does not necessarily indicate when this vulnerability was discovered, shared with the affected vendor, publicly disclosed, or updated in CVE.
Phase (Legacy)
Proposed (20010912)
Votes (Legacy)
ACCEPT(3) Cole, Frech, Wall
MODIFY(1) Meunier
NOOP(2) Christey, Foat
Comments (Legacy)
 Christey> Need to get feedback from MS on this.
 Christey> (prompted from Pascal Meunier) should this be treated
   as a general design issue with ICMP?  Or is it a specific
   implementation flaw that only affects Reliant?
 Meunier> The description is too narrow and incorrect.  Spoofed ICMP
   redirect messages can be used to setup man-in-the-middle attacks
   instead of a DoS.  There's no reason that this behavior would be
   limited to Windows, as it is specified by the standard.  As I said
   elsewhere, ICMP messages should not be acted upon without access
   controls.

Proposed (Legacy)
20010912
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