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Invalid Packet DoS Send VoIP servers or endpoints invalid packets that exploit device OS and TCP/IP implementation denial-of-service CVEs. For example, the exploit described in CAN-2002-0880 crashes Cisco IP phones using jolt, jolt2, and other common fragmentation-based DoS attack methods. CAN-2002-0835 crashes certain VoIP phones by exploiting DHCP DoS CVEs. Avaya IP phones may be vulnerable to port zero attacks. ■ Immature Software DoS PDA/handheld softphones and first generation VoIP hardphones are especially vulnerable because they are not as mature or intensely scrutinized.
In the context of information security, competitive advantage can be effected positively by implementing and maintaining a workable information security methodology. These processes can and should be regularly disseminated to clients and vendors, thus creating a reputation for honest and professional treatment of information. Any types of mishandling of client or vendor information—whether from hackers or from simple misuse—leads to reputation, brand, or knowledge damage, and consequently, loss of competitive advantage.
Legacy applications (DNS, for example) have known problems. The impact of a DoS attack can range from mild service degradation to complete loss of service. There are several classes of DoS attacks. 2). 1 Typical Internet Access ` In this figure, traffic flows normally between internal and external hosts and servers. , a botnet) directs IP traffic at the interface of the firewall. qxd 6 10/6/06 10:17 AM Page 6 Chapter 1 • Threats to VoIP Communications Systems Tools & Traps… Botnets In June of 2004, the Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft Web sites disappeared from the Internet for several hours when their servers were swamped with hundreds of thousands of simultaneous Web page requests that swamped the available bandwidth to the servers and upstream routers, and exhausted the processing power of the server CPUs.
Syngress force emerging threat analysis : from mischief to malicious by David Maynor; et al