|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2014-0879|
|Date Published:||12 Mar 2014|
|Last Updated:||1 Apr 2019|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|| Microsoft Windows 8 |
Microsoft Windows RT
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
|Vulnerability Description||A denial of service vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability is due to a design weakness in the IPv6 stack as it processes router advertisement packets. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending a large number of specially crafted IPv6 packets to the target host.|
|Update/Patch Avaliable||Apply patches from: MS14-006|
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.
In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: ICMP Protocol Violation.
Attack Information: Microsoft Windows IPv6 Router Advertisements Denial of Service (MS14-006)