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Re: Please send cash
> While HotJava prevents applets from actively opening connections that
> violate the user-selected security policy, it allows an applet to accept
> connections from anywhere. At this point, an applet only has to use any one
> of a number of channels to communicate where it is, and have the remote end
> do the active open.
What if I start a Java applet then send it a faked TCP/IP packet from another
host? Can I hotwire an outgoing connection that appears to be from the victim
TCP/IP connections are not really all that directed. It is only the startup
phase that is trully directed - someone has to start a conversation.
Planned sequence of events :
Send out Java applet to Alice
Send Bob a connection request packet on port 22
Alice's Java applet is accepting connections.
Send Alice a "request" packet claiming to come from port 22
Should now have an outgoing connection.
???? I'm not a TCP/IP hacker (much). I'll ask our guru tommorow after we
are done with the NSA.