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Microsoft Windows Multiple IPv6 Denial of Service Vulnerabilities

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Description


Three vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

1) A vulnerability exists in the IPv6 Windows implementation of ICMP which, if successfully exploited, results in the system dropping an existing connection.

2) A vulnerability exists in the IPv6 Windows implementation of TCP which, if successfully exploited, results in the system dropping an existing TCP connection.

3) A vulnerability exists in the IPv6 implementation of TCP/IP which, if successfully exploited, could cause the system to stop responding.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities requires IPv6 to be configured (not enabled by default).


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
MS06-064 (KB922819):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-064.mspx

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