INFORMATION SECURITY THREATS IPV6 PROTOCOL STACK

A.V. Snigurov, V.K. Chakrian
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In this paper are addressed the issues of vulnerabilities of IPv6 protocol and all other protocols that are parts of its implementation and are needed for IPv6 to work properly, for example: NDP, ICMPv6, DHCPv6, etc. Also in this paper the possible attack vectors on IPv6 protocols family and principles of its realization are shown, among them are: attacks on NDP protocol vulnerabilities, CGA DoS attacks, ICMPv6 DoS attacks, DoS attacks caused by manipulation of MTU or Current Hop Limit packet fields, attacks on DHCPv6 protocol, attacks of hidden information transmission using packet fields, etc. Additionally the software for realization of listed attacks is given.
Keywords: vulnerabilities of IPv6 protocol, attacks on IPv6 protocols family, ICMPv6, NDP, DHCPv6, DoS attacks