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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-1060

Multiple TCP/IP and ICMP implementations, when using Path MTU (PMTU) discovery (PMTUD), allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (network throughput reduction for TCP connections) via forged ICMP ("Fragmentation Needed and Don't Fragment was Set") packets with a low next-hop MTU value, aka the "Path MTU discovery attack." NOTE: CVE-2004-0790, CVE-2004-0791, and CVE-2004-1060 have been SPLIT based on different attacks; CVE-2005-0065, CVE-2005-0066, CVE-2005-0067, and CVE-2005-0068 are related identifiers that are SPLIT based on the underlying vulnerability. While CVE normally SPLITs based on vulnerability, the attack-based identifiers exist due to the variety and number of affected implementations and solutions that address the attacks instead of the underlying vulnerabilities.
Publish Date : 2004-04-12 Last Update Date : 2018-10-19
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
HP-UX 11.00 Path MTU Discovery Attack Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:181 unix
HP-UX 11.04 Path MTU Discovery Attack Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:899 unix
HP-UX 11.11 or 11.23 Path MTU Discovery Attack Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:651 unix
HP-UX 11.11 Path MTU Discovery Attack Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:196 unix
HP-UX 11.23 Path MTU Discovery Attack Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:405 unix
Multiple Vendor ICMP Path MTU Discovery Connection Degradation DoS Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5386 ios
Server 2003 Path MTU Discovery Attack Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:780 windows
Win2k Path MTU Discovery Attack Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2188 windows
WinXP Path MTU Discovery Attack Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:3826 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2004-1060

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Icmp Icmp * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application TCP TCP * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Icmp Icmp 1

- References For CVE-2004-1060
BID 13124 Multiple Vendor TCP/IP Implementation ICMP Remote Denial Of Service Vulnerabilities Release Date:2006-12-08
CISCO 20050412 Crafted ICMP Messages Can Cause Denial of Service
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:899
SCO SCOSA-2006.4
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:780
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:651
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5386
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:405
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:3826
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2188
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:196
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:181
MS MS05-019

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2004-1060

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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