Core Security discovers IPv6-related flaw in OpenBSD

Friday, 16 March 2007, 12:12 AM EST

Core Security Technologies says it’s discovered an IPv6-related buffer-overflow vulnerability in several versions of the OpenBSD operating system that would allow an attacker to knock a server offline or take control at the kernel level. The OpenBSD project, the group which makes the free operating system available, has issued a software patch to plug the hole.

According to Ivan Arce, CTO at Core Security, the firm discovered the IPv6-related vulnerability by chance as it was closely examining its own OpenBSD Servers.

At NetworkWorld.

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