Handling of Overlapping IPv6 Fragments, December 2009
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- RFC 2460
- Updated by:
- RFC 6946
- S. Krishnan
- 6man (int)
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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.