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p-smash halts Microsoft Windows 98

by Phiber on February 6th, 2001 Paulo Ribeiro has found an error in Microsoft Windows 98. By sending diffrend ICMP types and codes to a Win98 machine, you can halt it!!!!


This is what he said on the mailing list:

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Hello, everyone.



I've been sending different ICMP types and codes to a Win98 machine in
my LAN. While I've sent the ICMP type 9 code 0, the Win98 machine simply halted.



So, I've made a program (p-smash.c, which is attached) and I'm sending
it for you.



Please, remember that I've only tested it on my LAN.



Yours,

Paulo Ribeiro - [email protected]

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Download p-smash.c


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