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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows TCP/IP Stack Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Windows IPv6 Stack Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029747
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029747
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-0254   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 11 2014
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Windows IPv6 Stack. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted IPv6 router advertisement packets via a target subnet to cause systems on the target subnet to stop responding.

Impact:   A remote user can cause systems on the target subnet to stop responding.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=09e5680f-f7ca-45ec-abd2-2d126760c4f8

Windows 8 for x64-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d9dc79f2-f1d0-491b-8c9c-1f70e4d05724

Windows Server 2012:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2b4e5649-092d-4581-a1c4-67b670f63077

Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation option):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2b4e5649-092d-4581-a1c4-67b670f63077

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms14-006

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms14-006 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   None.


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