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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-4669

Original release date: 01/07/2011
Last revised: 01/19/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

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.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.8 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://events.ccc.de/congress/2010/Fahrplan/events/3957.en.html
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00yjWB6gGy8
External Source: MISC
Name: http://mirror.fem-net.de/CCC/27C3/mp3-audio-only/27c3-3957-en-ipv6_insecurities.mp3
External Source: BID
Name: 45760
External Source: XF
Name: ms-win-nd-protocol-dos(64583)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://mirror.fem-net.de/CCC/27C3/mp4-h264-HQ/27c3-3957-en-ipv6_insecurities.mp4

Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)