Reported August 3, 2000 by Microsoft

VERSIONS EFFECTED
Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows 98 Second Edition
  • DESCRIPTION

    The IPX/SPX (NWLink) protocol used in Windows 95, Windows 98 (including second edition) is subject to denial of service (DoS) attacks. The DoS condition occurs when an IPX ping packet with a broadcast source address is sent to a system. If sent to enough machines, such a packet could cause a broadcast storm, therby flooding the network with data.

    VENDOR RESPONSE

    Microsoft issued FAQ #FQ00-054, Support Online article Q265334, as well as patches for Windows 95 and Windows 98.

    CREDIT
    Discovered by Microsoft