cvs commit: src/sys/netinet tcp_input.c tcp_var.h

Mike Silbersack silby at
Sun Apr 25 19:56:32 PDT 2004

silby       2004/04/25 19:56:31 PDT

  FreeBSD src repository

  Modified files:
    sys/netinet          tcp_input.c tcp_var.h 
  Tighten up reset handling in order to make reset attacks as difficult as
  possible while maintaining compatibility with the widest range of TCP stacks.
  The algorithm is as follows:
  For connections in the ESTABLISHED state, only resets with
  sequence numbers exactly matching last_ack_sent will cause a reset,
  all other segments will be silently dropped.
  For connections in all other states, a reset anywhere in the window
  will cause the connection to be reset.  All other segments will be
  silently dropped.
  The necessity of accepting all in-window resets was discovered
  by jayanth and jlemon, both of whom have seen TCP stacks that
  will respond to FIN-ACK packets with resets not meeting the
  strict last_ack_sent check.
  Idea by:        Darren Reed
  Reviewed by:    truckman, jlemon, others(?)
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.235     +10 -0     src/sys/netinet/tcp_input.c
  1.105     +1 -0      src/sys/netinet/tcp_var.h

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