[ipv6hackers] "Stick to limited IPv6 deployments, businesses warned"

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Fri Aug 24 23:20:28 CEST 2012

On Fri, 2012-08-24 at 16:52 +0000, Jim Small wrote:
> > And for the record: Windows 7 with all currennt updates applied
> > is still vulnerable to RA flooding, just tried last week.
> This sucks - I will do what I can to apply pressure for a solution.

Let's keep this in perspective too. To get an RA to a host you have to
be on the local link. There may be ways to remotely inject rogue RAs,
but I suspect that takes a lot of effort. And the panoply of attacks
possible if rogue RAs can be remotely injected or a link local host is
compromised go way beyond this one.

In short, how likely is this particular problem, RA flooding, to
actually be a problem in practice?

There are a lot of potential attacks that never turn into actual
attacks. Sure, we should be concerned about them and work to remove even
the theoretical possibilities, but should we let issues like this slow
us down?

I don't think so.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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