MAC tcp stack syn problem

Summary
Description:Apparently some Macintoshes crash from a high rate of TCP SYN packets (IE through a portscan)
Author:nomad@APOLLO.TOMCO.NET
Compromise:crash a mac
Vulnerable Systems:Mac TCP system 7.1 and 7.8
Date:31 August 1997
Notes:According to Jake Luck this problem was solved with OpenTransport 1.2
Details


Date: Sun, 31 Aug 1997 04:05:00 -0400
From: nomad@APOLLO.TOMCO.NET
To: BUGTRAQ@NETSPACE.ORG
Subject: Mac TCP/IP Stack glitch.

Hello,
    Recently I found an interesting problem with the macintosh tcp/ip
stack with system 7.1 and 7.8.  It seems that if your send a large
quantity of tcp syn's at a high rate Mac tcp 7.1 crashes and 7.8 uses ALOT
of cpu.  To recreate this bug just get a copy of strobe and portscan a mac
until it hits all 65535 ports, they will see the effects.  If this is
already a known problem let me know, or disregard this message, but i
haven't seen anything on it yet.

Even more stack problems from,
-VallaH

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