I like what Fyodor has to say about this http://insecure.org/stf/tcp-dos-attack-explained.html
I like this quote
How do you know this is the same bug Robert and Jack found?
I don’t, since they have refused to release full details. But this sounds like the same fundamental bug. Robert and Jack are smart fellows, so, again, I’m sure that they’ve found ways to extend and improve the attack in certain situations. But the simple approach described above is quite effective on its own. You don’t even need to use more specific and esoteric attacks when the basics are so effective.
Especially the last sentence, not rocket science, but follows the KISS principle.