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RE: [Full-Disclosure] Decompression
From: Curt Purdy (purdytecman.com)
Date: Tue Apr 27 2004 - 15:20:25 CDT
D B wrote:
> I recently played with a png decompression bomb and my
> mind works wierd.
> I was wondering if someone who knows about tcp could
> tell me if it was possible to create this for a tcp
TCP packets are not compressed on their own, so there is no "uncompressed
size" info in the packets themselves as there are in the decompression
bombs. The closest thing that would be similar is either the "windows size"
field in tcp and the "total length" in ip. As they are both only 16 bits
this would not give you much to work with. My gut feeling is that messing
with these fields would only cause the network device to fragment the packet
which would fail since there would be no bits beyond the true length to
Curt Purdy CISSP, GSEC, MCSE+I, CNE, CCDA
Information Security Engineer
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