Security Experts Doubt SCO Was Attacked (Maybe it was...)
Posted on: 12/12/2003 07:39 AM
Groklaw has posted an article on the SCO server attack. Thanks Greg.
Quote from that article:
As stated above, the attack is quite an old one. Patches to all Operating Systems that I'm aware of, do exist to stop this sort of attack. For instance, a CISCO document: http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/4.html describes the attack and provides ways to stop it. Note the lines: 'Employ vendor software patches to detect and circumvent the problem (if available).' This means, quite simply, that patches exist to mitigate this attack.Read more
Quote from that link supporting the attack theory:
The paper also does not answer the biggest question: the lack of mitigation.Read more