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: 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.

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Quote from that link supporting the attack theory:
The paper also does not answer the biggest question: the lack of mitigation.

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