A recently publicized “BlackNurse” attack, which sends a low volume of ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) Type 3 Code 3 requests to targets, could overload the target’s host CPU, slow down the target’s response, and result in denial of service (DoS). The attack targets firewalls and other network equipment of various brands. However, the attack has not been classified as a security vulnerability because no CVE identifiers or other vulnerability numbers have been assigned.
The disclosure suggested two Zyxel products are affected, as listed in Table 1. Zyxel is aware of the attack and will provide patches to strengthen security and guard customers against the threats.
|Security Appliance||USG50||End-of-life in 2015||Patch available on Nov. 25 2016|
|Access Point||NWA3560-N||End-of-life in 2015||Patch available now|
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