ICMP messages (Windows)

Module: Network Integrity

Supported Platforms: Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

This check reports ICMP messages that are accessible to external users through the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF). To check for an ICMP message, enable the key. If the firewall is disabled, the ICMP check is ignored. This information is currently not available on Itanium based systems.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for ICMP messages

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Change Notification

  • Windows 2003 (206368)

  • Windows 2008 (249368)

  • Windows Vista (229367)

  • Windows XP (201367)

Title: Unauthorized exposure of an ICMP message

Description:An unauthorized ICMP message is accessable to external users through the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF). You should disable the ICMP message on the system.

Severity: yellow-3

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

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