What is the behavior of a switch as a result of a successful CAM table attack?

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What is the behavior of a switch as a result of a successful CAM table attack?

  • The switch will drop all received frames.
  • The switch interfaces will transition to the error-disabled state.
  • The switch will forward all received frames to all other ports.
  • The switch will shut down.

Explanation: As a result of a CAM table attack, a switch can run out of memory resources to store MAC addresses. When this happens, no new MAC addresses can be added to the CAM table and the switch will forward all received frames to all other ports. This would allow an attacker to capture all traffic that is flooded by the switch.

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