NET-IPV6-025 - The network device must be configured to ensure IPv6 Site Local Unicast addresses are not defined in the enclave, (FEC0::/10)


As currently defined, site local addresses are ambiguous and can be present in multiple sites. The address itself does not contain any indication of the site to which it belongs. The use of site-local addresses has the potential to adversely affect network security through leaks, ambiguity and potential misrouting, as documented in section 2 of RFC3879. RFC3879 formally deprecates the IPv6 site-local unicast prefix defined in RFC3513, i.e., 1111111011 binary or FEC0::/10.


Configure the device using authorized IP addresses.

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References: 800-53|CM-7b., CAT|II, Rule-ID|SV-15397r2_rule, STIG-ID|NET-IPV6-025, Vuln-ID|V-14693

Plugin: Juniper

Control ID: 12f7ad3d5c919450c2110cee483ca5d05093e2514620fe4f230fdc5681e344ff