Rapid Reset: New DoS Attack Threatens Over 60% of Internet Traffic

April 5, 2024
Rapid Reset: New DoS Attack Threatens Over 60% of Internet Traffic
  • A new DoS attack method, 'HTTP/2 Continuation Flood' or 'Rapid Reset', threatens internet safety by crashing servers with a single TCP connection.

  • The attack, exploiting HTTP/2 protocol frames, is particularly insidious as it leaves no trace in server logs and is difficult to detect and mitigate.

  • Over 60% of human internet traffic uses HTTP/2, indicating a significant impact potential for this newly discovered vulnerability.

  • CERT/CC is coordinating with tech giants and open source projects to responsibly disclose and address the vulnerability.

  • Immediate action is required from affected entities to upgrade software and libraries to prevent possible DDoS attacks utilizing this exploit.

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