RFC 5722

Handling of Overlapping IPv6 Fragments, December 2009

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5722.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updates:
RFC 2460
Updated by:
RFC 6946
Author:
S. Krishnan
Stream:
IETF
Source:
6man (int)

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DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17487/RFC5722

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Abstract

The fragmentation and reassembly algorithm specified in the base IPv6 specification allows fragments to overlap. This document demonstrates the security issues associated with allowing overlapping fragments and updates the IPv6 specification to explicitly forbid overlapping fragments. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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