Re: Cisco VPN Concentrator IKE resource exhaustion DoS Advisory



On Fri, 28 Jul 2006, Eloy Paris wrote:

The attack against the Internet Key Exchange (IKE) protocol described
in the NTA Monitor advisory exploits the stateless nature of the IKE
version 1 protocol. The goal of such an attack is to deplete the
resources available on a device to negotiate IKE security associations,
and block legitimate users from establishing a new security association.

"Stateless"? Wasn't it supposed to read "stateful"?

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