Can SM in NAT mode forward broadcast?

Hi everyone,

I have a quick question - Can a SM doing NAT forward broadcast request, cause a broadcast storm or launch a smurf attack?

Smurf Attack = A smurf attack is a DoS attack whereby the attacker sends ICMP Echo Requests with a forged source address to one or more broadcast addresses.

Imagine that if the forged source address is one of your core CMMs or back haul and you have thousands of clients in your broadcast domain. Worst of all, imagine that you are running a flat network with no routers, what might happen?

I am about to test this, however, I was wondering if any of you guys have a definite answer if an SM in NAT mode can forward broadcast.