Quiz Answer

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

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."


<< Back to quiz

This was first published in April 2005

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: