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Handling of TCP ACK throttling

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Loganaden Velvindron
Last updated 2019-03-25 (Latest revision 2018-09-11)
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The functionality provided by the TCP ACK throttling mechanism can be exploited as a side channel vulnerablity to terminate connections between two arbitrary hosts and inject data in the communication stream.


Loganaden Velvindron

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