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ping-death (IDS Screen Next Gen Services)


Hierarchy Level


Identify and drop oversized and irregular ICMP packets, which protects against the ping of death attack. In the ping of death attack, the attacker sends the target ping packets whose IP datagram length (ip_len) exceeds the maximum legal length (65,535 bytes) for IP packets, and the packets are fragmented. When the target attempts to reassemble the IP packets, a buffer overflow might occur, resulting in system crashing, freezing, and restarting.

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

interface-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 19.3R2.