1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Hacktool.Etherflood


Risk Level 1: Very Low

May 2, 2006
May 3, 2006 1:35:31 PM
Systems Affected:
Hacktool.Etherflood is a hacktool program that floods a switched network with Ethernet frames using random hardware addresses. The effect on some switches is that they start sending all traffic out on all ports thereby making it possible to sniff all traffic on the network.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 2, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 2, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 3, 2006
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Writeup By: Shay Roe

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