New IPv6 tools from "The Hacker's Choice"
German hacking group "The Hacker's Choice" (THC) has significantly expanded its THC IPv6 Attack Toolkit with the release of version 2.0 of the suite. The update brings a number of changes such as a new scanning tool as well as new denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. In addition to gathering information about other IPv6 hosts, the toolset can be used for targeted attacks to, for example, redirect a user's packets and position the hacker as a man-in-the-middle. One of the tools, parasite6, can send fake ICMP messages (neighbour solicitation/advertisement spoofing).
THC's IPv6 tools are made available under the GPLv3 and can be downloaded as a compressed source tarball for self compilation. The H's associates at heise Security were able to compile the suite on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS without any problems. The software requires Linux 2.6.x or later; many of the tools also require root access as they need direct access to the network interface. An overview of the included tools is provided in the online README page.