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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS14-006 Vulnerability in IPv6 Could Allow Denial of Service (2904659) Windows 8 Important 12-02-2014

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
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.
Detailed Information on the risk:

A denial of service vulnerability exists in Windows in the IPv6 implementation of TCP/IP. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could cause the affected system to stop responding.

Further information on this exploit is available at : MS14-006

Affected Software

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)