Fwd: RFC 7359 on Layer 3 Virtual Private Network (VPN) Tunnel Traffic Leakages in Dual-Stack Hosts/Networks Aug 27 2014 04:19AM
Fernando Gont (fgont si6networks com)

FYI: <https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7359.txt>

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Fernando Gont

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Subject: RFC 7359 on Layer 3 Virtual Private Network (VPN) Tunnel
Traffic Leakages in Dual-Stack Hosts/Networks
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:23:00 -0700 (PDT)
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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

RFC 7359

Title: Layer 3 Virtual Private Network
(VPN) Tunnel Traffic Leakages in Dual-Stack
Author: F. Gont
Status: Informational
Stream: IETF
Date: August 2014
Mailbox: fgont (at) si6networks (dot) com [email concealed]
Pages: 12
Characters: 26506
Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso: None

I-D Tag: draft-ietf-opsec-vpn-leakages-06.txt

URL: https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7359.txt

The subtle way in which the IPv6 and IPv4 protocols coexist in
typical networks, together with the lack of proper IPv6 support in
popular Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnel products, may
inadvertently result in VPN tunnel traffic leakages. That is,
traffic meant to be transferred over an encrypted and integrity-
protected VPN tunnel may leak out of such a tunnel and be sent in the
clear on the local network towards the final destination. This
document discusses some scenarios in which such VPN tunnel traffic
leakages may occur as a result of employing IPv6-unaware VPN
software. Additionally, this document offers possible mitigations
for this issue.

This document is a product of the Operational Security Capabilities for
IP Network Infrastructure Working Group of the IETF.

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