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Windows ICMP redirection enabled

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/01/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/01/2004
Modified
07/31/2012

Description

By default, Windows 2000 and Windows XP provide a feature called ICMP redirection, where the machine will alter its route table in response to an ICMP redirect message from any network device.

There is a risk that this feature could be used to subvert a host's routing table in order to compromise its security (e.g., tricking it into sending packets via a specific route where they may be sniffed or altered).

Solution(s)

  • generic-disable-icmp-redirect-w2k

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