Intrusion Prevention

FX.Scanner.ICMP.Scan

Description

Hacktool.FxScanner is a utility program that gives a remote attacker the option of scanning a range of IP addresses for servers that are vulnerable to specific types of exploits.

Affected Products

Any unprotected system connected to the Internet is vulnerable to the attack.

Impact

An attacker can gather information about live hosts in a network prior to launching an attack

Recommended Actions

Block inbound ICMP echo requests.