[ipv6hackers] Fwd: RFC 8021 on Generation of IPv6 Atomic Fragments Considered Harmful

Fernando Gont fgont at si6networks.com
Mon Jan 9 12:26:27 CET 2017


FWIW, I wonder what ops folks are doing wrt the attack vector described
in Section 2 of the RFC.


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Subject: RFC 8021 on Generation of IPv6 Atomic Fragments Considered Harmful
Date: Fri,  6 Jan 2017 13:03:41 -0800 (PST)
From: rfc-editor at rfc-editor.org
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CC: drafts-update-ref at iana.org, ipv6 at ietf.org, rfc-editor at rfc-editor.org

A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

                RFC 8021

        Title:      Generation of IPv6 Atomic Fragments
   Considered Harmful         Author:     F. Gont, W. Liu, T. Anderson
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       January 2017
        Mailbox:    fgont at si6networks.com,
liushucheng at huawei.com,                     tore at redpill-linpro.com
        Pages:      12
        Characters: 25686
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-6man-deprecate-atomfrag-generation-08.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8021

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8021

This document discusses the security implications of the generation
of IPv6 atomic fragments and a number of interoperability issues
associated with IPv6 atomic fragments.  It concludes that the
aforementioned functionality is undesirable and thus documents the
motivation for removing this functionality from an upcoming revision
of the core IPv6 protocol specification (RFC 2460).

This document is a product of the IPv6 Maintenance Working Group of the

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