last week we received the following threath warning (from a reliable source):
Outpost24 announced a threat two weeks ago about the TCP/IP stack, the impact of this threat is very high and involving all TCP/IP network based systems.
This information is confirmed by organizations as Govcert, Fox-IT, etc.
On the 17th of October 2008 detailed information will be presented to the world on a technology conference and there could be a higher change of exploitation (based on the amount of information which will be released).
Major vendors like Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, etc. are informed and are working on a solutions, until now there are no patches or solutions available.
Systems which are attacked will go down, this includes all TCP/IP related environments
Worst case scenario:
The exploit will be available before patching. If we are attacked this could result in a Denial Of Service (DOS) most likely on our internet infrastructure.
Is this threat know by Ironport and do is there a roadmap for patching?