TCP/IP Fragmentation DoS (nestea)

This script is Copyright (C) 1999-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote service is prone to a denial of service attack.

Description :

It was possible to make the remote server crash using the 'nestea'
attack.

An attacker may use this flaw to shut down this server, thus
preventing your network from working properly

See also :

http://insecure.org/sploits/linux.PalmOS.nestea.html

Solution :

Contact your operating system vendor for the appropriate patch or
upgrade.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Denial of Service

Nessus Plugin ID: 10148 ()

Bugtraq ID: 7219

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0257