MS14-006: Vulnerability in ICMPv6 Could Allow Denial of Service (2904659)
High Nessus Plugin ID 72429
SynopsisThe remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.
DescriptionThe remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability due to the Windows TCP/IP stack improperly allocating memory for incoming ICMPv6 packets. An attacker could use a specially crafted ICMPv6 packet to exploit this vulnerability and cause a target system to stop responding until it is restarted.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows 8 and Server 2012.