CompTIA Security Exam Practice Questions Sample SY0 501 Q519

A malicious system continuously sends an extremely large number of SYN packets to a server. Which of the following BEST describes the resulting effect?

A. The server will be unable to server clients due to lack of bandwidth
B. The server’s firewall will be unable to effectively filter traffic due to the amount of data transmitted
C. The server will crash when trying to reassemble all the fragmented packets
D. The server will exhaust its memory maintaining half-open connections

Correct Answer: D