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Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2012 09:37:59 +0100
From: Ludwig Nussel <>
Cc: Greg KH <>,
Subject: Re: Linux kernel handling of IPv6 temporary addresses

Kurt Seifried wrote:
> [...]
> Sounds like this needs a CVE, is it correct that: an attacker can
> create a bunch of RA prefixes thus filling up the # of allowed IPv6
> addresses for an interface, preventing any more IPv6 addresses from
> being assigned to that interface? In other words an attack over the
> local network resulting in a DoS condition.

Well, an attacker that is allowed to send RA's could do all kinds of
ugly things, just like a rogue DHCP server could. Since that kind of
address configuration provides no means to verify authenticity, hosts
have no way to tell whether an RA is correct or malicious. Security
basically relies on the switches blocking unintended address


 (o_   Ludwig Nussel
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Jeff Hawn, Jennifer Guild, Felix Imend├Ârffer, HRB 16746 (AG N├╝rnberg) 

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