Reachable IPv6 address

Info Nessus Plugin ID 45405


The remote host may be reachable from the Internet.


Although this host was scanned through a private IPv4 or local scope IPv6 address, some network interfaces are configured with global scope IPv6 addresses. Depending on the configuration of the firewalls and routers, this host may be reachable from Internet.


Disable IPv6 if you do not actually using it.

Otherwise, disable any unused IPv6 interfaces and implement IP filtering if needed.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 45405

File Name: global_ipv6_addr.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: combined

Family: General

Published: 2010/04/02

Modified: 2012/08/07

Dependencies: 24272, 45399, 25202

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info