Windows TCP/IP Denial of Service Vulnerability - CVE-2020-16899
A denial of service vulnerability exists when the Windows TCP/IP stack improperly handles ICMPv6 Router Advertisement packets. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could cause a target system to stop responding. To exploit this vulnerability an attacker would have to send specially crafted ICMPv6 Router Advertisement packets to a remote Windows computer. The vulnerability would not allow an attacker to execute code or to elevate user rights directly. The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows TCP/IP stack handles ICMPv6 Router Advertisement packets.
- Microsoft Windows Server 2019
- Microsoft Windows 10