MS14-006 - Vulnerability in IPv6 Could Allow Denial of Service (2904659)

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS14-006 - Vulnerability in IPv6 Could Allow Denial of Service (2904659)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Important
SophosLabs threat level Medium
Solution MS14-006
Vendor description This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an attacker sends a large number of specially crafted IPv6 packets to an affected system. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker's system must belong to the same subnet as the target system.
SophosLabs comments The attacker's system must be on the same subnet as the target system. The vulnerability lies in the way the system validates TCP/IP requests.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits No currently known exploits found
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 11 Feb 2014
Affected software Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2012
Windows RT
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • February 11, 2014 - Initial Revision Written

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