8.) What type of attacks do some firewalls try to limit by enforcing rules on how long a GET or POST request can be?
B. denial of service
C. buffer overflow
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."
- Test your knowledge of network attacks with this quiz.
- Understand the basics of a buffer-overflow attack.
- Proper firewall configuration protects networks from LAND attacks.
This was first published in April 2005