Re: Preventing Denial of Service Attack In IPC Serialization

Le Chaud Lapin <>
Mon, 9 Jul 2007 07:51:58 CST
On Jul 8, 3:54 pm, Nominal Pro <> wrote:
[snip of interesting read]

Don't worry, Le Chaud Lapin. Anyone who is serious about security is
not going to try to use Boost serialization "in the nude." Nobody ever
said it was secure, so don't make it out to be some amazing discovery
about Boost serialization :)

That brings up the next question:

How many programmers are using Boost Serialization against a socket in
the nude?

As mentioned, I know of a company with $1 trillion US who is doing
that internally on their own networks, but they have firewalls.

I suspect that there are others.

One way to induce a change in Boost Serialization would be to find
those others and bring down their machines. Now, I am not _suggesting_
anyone do that, but it would be a highly effective means of making a

-Le Chaud Lapin-

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