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ICMP timestamp response

Severity
1
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:N)
Published
08/01/1997
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/01/2004
Modified
06/11/2019

Description

The remote host responded to an ICMP timestamp request. The ICMP timestamp response contains the remote host's date and time. This information could theoretically be used against some systems to exploit weak time-based random number generators in other services.

In addition, the versions of some operating systems can be accurately fingerprinted by analyzing their responses to invalid ICMP timestamp requests.

Solution(s)

  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-hpux
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-ios
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-irix
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-linux
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-nt
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-openbsd
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-pix
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-solaris
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-w2k
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-xp-2k3
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-vista_2k8
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-via-firewall

References

  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-hpux
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-ios
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-irix
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-linux
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-nt
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-openbsd
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-pix
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-solaris
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-w2k
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-xp-2k3
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-vista_2k8
  • generic-icmp-timestamp-disable-via-firewall

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