Playing with fire(walls), Question No. 8

8.) What type of attacks do some firewalls try to limit by enforcing rules on how long a GET or POST request can be?
A. smurf
B. denial of service
C. buffer overflow
D. LAND

Answer from OWA may malfunction with some firewalls:
"Some firewalls have standing rules about how long a GET or POST request can be as a way of limiting possible buffer-overflow attacks through massively lengthy or malformed URLs."

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