Linux UDP packets allows remote attacker to fingerprint operating system
|linux-udp-fingerprint (8588)||Low Risk|
The UDP implementation in Linux kernel could allow a remote attacker to identify the operating system being used. UDP packets in Linux kernel versions 2.4.x are transmitted with a constant IP Identification field set to 0.
No remedy available as of May 1, 2013.
- BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Mar 19 2002 - 05:12:36 CST: Identifying Kernel 2.4.x based Linux machines using UDP.
- BID-4314: Linux 2.4 UDP Constant IP Identification Field Fingerprinting Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0510: The UDP implementation in Linux 2.4.x kernels keeps the IP Identification field at 0 for all non-fragmented packets, which could allow remote attackers to determine that a target system is running Linux.
- OSVDB ID: 9587: Linux Kernel UDP Implementation IP Identification Field Remote OS Disclosure
- Linux Kernel 2.4.0
- Linux Kernel 2.4.1
- Linux Kernel 2.4.10
- Linux Kernel 2.4.11
- Linux Kernel 2.4.12
- Linux Kernel 2.4.13
- Linux Kernel 2.4.14
- Linux Kernel 2.4.15
- Linux Kernel 2.4.16
- Linux Kernel 2.4.17
- Linux Kernel 2.4.18
- Linux Kernel 2.4.2
- Linux Kernel 2.4.3
- Linux Kernel 2.4.4
- Linux Kernel 2.4.5
- Linux Kernel 2.4.6
- Linux Kernel 2.4.7
- Linux Kernel 2.4.8
- Linux Kernel 2.4.9
Mar 19, 2002
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