CAPEC-296 - ICMP Information Request

An attacker sends an ICMP Information Request to a host to determine if it will respond to this deprecated mechanism. ICMP Information Requests are a deprecated message type that no has any use. Information Requests were originally used for diskless machines to automatically obtain their network configuration, but this message type has been superseded by more robust protocol implementations like DHCP.






  • Scopes 1
  • "Varies by context"
  • Confidentiality

The ability to send an ICMP Type 15 Information Request and receive an ICMP Type 16 Information Reply in response.

The ability to send custom ICMP queries. This can be accomplished via the use of various scanners or utilities.