Symantec Firewall Malformed TCP Packet Options Remote DoS
High Nessus Plugin ID 12216
SynopsisThe remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.
DescriptionThe remote system appears vulnerable to an invalid Options field within a TCP packet. At least one vendor firewall (Symantec) has been reported prone to such a bug. An attacker, utilizing this flaw, would be able to remotely shut down the remote firewall (stopping all network-based transactions) by sending a single packet to any port.
SolutionApply vendor-supplied patches.