Microsoft Windows Ipv6 Router Advertisement Denial of Service

A denial of service vulnerability is present in some versions of Microsoft Windows.  The vulnerability is specific to the Neighbor Discovery implementation in the IPv6 stack. Successful exploitation could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service crashing the system.

SecurityOrb Vulnerability Rating: HIGH

Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures (CVE) Link: CVE-2010-4669

The Neighbor Discovery (ND) protocol implementation in the IPv6 stack in Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 7 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption and system hang) by sending many Router Advertisement (RA) messages with different source addresses, as demonstrated by the flood_router6 program in the thc-ipv6 package.

 

 

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