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Re: SYMSA-2007-007: Palm OS Treo Smartphone Denial of Service

From: Tuc at T-B-O-H.NET <ml_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Aug 21 2007 - 16:51:57 GMT
To: MBEDNAR@katz.pitt.edu (Michael Bednar)


> On a side note, when I was testing this vulnerability, I tried
> varying the size of the ICMP packet. Strangely enough, I got no response
> if the packet was of size 1469 bytes, or 1471 bytes. There must be
> something special about 1470 byte ICMP packets. Anyone have any ideas?
>

        Something about fragmentation maybe? Maybe just on the cusp where it expects another packet with the continuation and doesn't get it, or gets the continuation but doesn't expect it?

                Tuc/TBOH