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Microsoft Windows TCP/IP IPv6 Router Advertisement Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

Risk

Medium

Date Discovered

February 11, 2014

Description

Microsoft Windows TCP/IP IPv6 protocol implementation is prone to a remote denial-of-service vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to render the affected system unresponsive, resulting in a denial-of-service condition.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows RT
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)

Recommendations

Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.

If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of exploits.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.

Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.

Credits

Microsoft
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