Messaging Gateway responds to ICMP timestamp requests


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Messaging Gateway


A vulnerability scan of Messaging Gateway (SMG) warns that SMG will respond to an ICMP timestamp request.


This does not represent a vulnerability as SMG does not make use of any time based authentication protocols. If the response to ICMP timestamp requests is a concern, those packets should be dropped at the firewall level.

While this does not represent an issue for the operation or security of Messaging Gateway, SMG's response to these ICMP packets may be removed in a future release.