Sometimes called TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) sockstress, is a potentially serious generic issue in many operating systems which affect the availability of TCP services.

DoS (Denial of Service) attack, an attack on a network designed to crash it with useless traffic, exploits the sockstress vulnerability and use half-open connections to deplete resources in the machine.

Soon specific serves become unavailable and may even need a complete machine reboot.

The attack could be effective against anything on networks such as Windows, BSD, Linux, and others.

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