[e2e] Receiving RST on a MD5 TCP connection.
braden at ISI.EDU
Mon Jun 27 13:57:30 PDT 2005
*> > Even when XX receives the RST, it wont/cant close the
*> > connection since it will trash the packet as it does
*> > not have the MD5 digest.
*> > I was wondering if there is any solution to this
*> > problem. Will it be correct to accept the RST even if
*> > the MD5 digest is missing ? If we do that, can that
*> > open doors for some other attacks ?
RSTs in TCP are always advisory, I think. For example, they are
not transmitted reliably.
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