MS14-006: Vulnerability in ICMPv6 Could Allow Denial of Service (2904659)

High Nessus Plugin ID 72429


The remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The 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.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 8 and Server 2012.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72429

File Name: smb_nt_ms14-006.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2014/02/12

Updated: 2019/11/26

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-0254

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/02/11

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0254

BID: 65409

MSFT: MS14-006

MSKB: 2904659