bro ntp attack

Vern Paxson vern at
Fri Jun 21 22:52:00 PDT 2002

[sorry this took me so long to reply to]

> hi, can someone please describe and explain how the ntp attack works? bro 
> has it under it's "example attacks" directory...

It's a buffer overflow attack.  The common NTP implementation has an upper
bound on the size of a message it expects to receive.


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