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Linux and BSD based Unix system IPv6 traffic amplification
Published:27.04.2007
Source:
SecurityVulns ID:7640
Type:remote
Threat Level:
6/10
Description:IPv6 routing header allows to set route in a way to trasmit packet for multiple times over the same link.
Affected:LINUX : kernel 2.6
 FREEBSD : FreeBSD 6.1
 FREEBSD : FreeBSD 5.5
 OPENBSD : OpenBSD 3.9
 OPENBSD : OpenBSD 4.0
 FREEBSD : FreeBSD 6.2
CVE:CVE-2007-2242 (The IPv6 protocol allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via crafted IPv6 type 0 route headers (IPV6_RTHDR_TYPE_0) that create network amplification between two routers.)
Original documentdocumentFREEBSD, FreeBSD Security Advisory FreeBSD-SA-07:03.ipv6 (27.04.2007)

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