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TCP Sockstress Brings Forth New OS Exploit Worries

Oct 16, 2008, 16:04 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)

"TCP sockstress is a potentially serious generic issue in many operating systems that affects the availability of TCP services. Jack C. Louis, a security researcher at a Outpost 24, a network security company based in Karlskrona, Sweden discovered it. The company's CSO, Robert E. Lee, is the author of Unicornscan, a formidably fast scanner much loved by penetration testers which, unlike Nmap, has its own TCP/IP stack and which is capable of scanning an internal class B network (that's 65,000 + hosts) in less than three minutes."

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