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V-14670

The router administrator will ensure ICMPv6 unreachable notifications, and redirects are disabled on all external interfaces of the premise router.

Finding ID
NET0802
Rule ID
SV-15322r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
Disable vulnerable ICMP messages on external int.
CCI
(None)
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

The Internet Control Message Protocol version 6 (ICMPv6) supports IPv6 traffic by relaying information about paths, routes, and network conditions. Routers automatically send ICMPv6 messages under a wide variety of conditions. ICMPv6 messages are commonly used by attackers for network mapping and diagnosis: Host unreachable, and Redirect.

Fix Text

The network element configuration must be changed to ensure ICMPv6 unreachables and redirects are disabled at all external interfaces.

Check Content

Review the active configuration to determine if controls have been defined to ensure router has ICMPv6 unreachables or redirects disabled any external interfaces.

Responsibility

Information Assurance Officer