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Microsoft, Juniper urged to patch dangerous IPv6 DoS hole

Julie Bort, Network World | May 3, 2011
Security experts are urging Microsoft and Juniper to patch a year-old IPv6 vulnerability so dangerous it can freeze any Windows machine on a LAN in a matter of minutes.

Meanwhile Bowne is continuing to push Microsoft to take three actions: issue a security warning telling people to disable router discovery on servers and adjust their firewall to block rogue Router Advertisements on clients; shut Router Discovery off by default in future products; and patch the network software so that it limits the amount of CPU that can be consumed by the Router Discovery and Stateless Autoconfiguration processes.

 

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