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MLD Security

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Authors Éric Vyncke , Enno Rey , Antonios Atlasis
Last updated 2016-06-26 (Latest revision 2015-12-24)
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The latest version of Multicast Listener Discovery protocol is defined in RFC 3810, dated back in 2004, while the first version of MLD, which is still in use and has not been deprecated, is defined in RFC 2710 and is dated back in 1999. New security research has exhibited new vulnerabilities in MLD, both remote and local attack vectors. This document describes those vulnerabilities and proposes specific mitigation techniques.


Éric Vyncke
Enno Rey
Antonios Atlasis

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