TAG | IPv6
Tomorrow, I will join a meeting where I’m expected to contribute, amongst others, to a discussion on the impact of IPv6 on threat intelligence. To prepare for that I started putting together some thoughts & ideas on the topic, and I even thought I might share this in a post (the one you read right now ;-), not least to, maybe, stimulate a discussion.
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As you may have already noticed, Cisco released an urgent security advisory describing an IPv6 Neighbor Discovery DoS Vulnerability in several flavors of Cisco’s operating systems. Currently IOS-XR, XE and NX-OS are affected while ASA and “classic” IOS are under investigation. At first glance, it might look like yet another IPv6 DoS vulnerability. Looking closer, Cisco is mentioning an unauthenticated, remote attacker due to insufficient processing logic for crafted IPv6 NDP packets that are sent to an affected device. Following the public discussion about the vulnerability, it seems that these packets will reach the, probably low rate-limited, LPTS filter/queue on IOS XR devices “crowding” out legitimate NDP packets resulting in a DoS for IPv6 traffic, or in general a high CPU load as these packets will be processed by the CPU. More details are currently not available, but this might indicate the affected systems aren’t doing proper message validation checks on NDP packets (in addition to the LPTS filter/queue problem).
In November 2014, after quite some controversy in the IETF OPSEC working group (for those interested look at the archives), the Informational RFC 7404 “Using Only Link-Local Addressing inside an IPv6 Network” was published. It is authored by Michael Behringer and Eric Vyncke and discusses the advantages & disadvantages of an approach using “only link-local addresses on infrastructure links between routers”.
Jasper Bongertz is a Senior Technical Consultant at Airbus Defence and Space CyberSecurity. He is focusing on IT security, Incident Response and Network Forensics.
During the IPv6 summit on Troopers16 he had given a talk on anonymization IPv6 in PCAPs and presented his new tool.
Right now, I’m in Buenos Aires for IETF95 where, amongst others, an Internet-Draft authored by Eric Vyncke, Antonios Atlasis and myself will be presented (and hopefully discussed) in two working groups. In the following I want to quickly lay out why we think this is an important contribution.
Fernando Gont, who is specializing in the field of communications protocols security, gave a talk during this year’s Troopers IPv6 summit. He spoke about network reconnaissance techniques in IPv6 area and presented a brand new set of tools for this purpose.
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Christopher Werny leads the network security team for ERNW and since 2005 he is involved in numerous IPv6 projects where he is responsible for planning, implementation and troubleshooting existing projects. (more…)
Wireshark in IP version 6 workshop was a part of IPv6 summit sessions of Troopers 16. It was held by Jeffery Carrell on the second day of IPv6 summit on Tuesday, the 15th of March. The workshop was generally divided into two sections: a short introduction to IPv6 and analyzing some IPv6 packets on Wireshark.
The Troopers experience will never be the same without the “IPv6 summit”. It is one of kind of two-day special event where different security experts gather to discuss IPv6 current challenges. It addresses different topics ranging from a broad introduction of the IPv6 to how secure the protocol is and what the latest standards are.
The summit is divided into 2 different tracks that run simultaneously. For the first day on the second track, Christopher Werny and Rafael Schaefer have carried out the first three sessions. (more…)