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29 October 2008, 09:51

Patches for NetBSD

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The developers of NetBSD have released information about two vulnerabilities that have been fixed in the networking. The patches incorporated into current versions solve a problem with the implementation of the Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) for IPv6 allowing attackers to redirect the network traffic for Man-in-Middle attacks or to overload router links.

Also fixed was an issue where ICMPv6 "Packet Too Big" packets could trigger a kernel panic. Although this information was only recently released, the updated versions and patches were released on 3 October.

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