Private IPv6 Address Disclosure

Impact: Informational


Private IPv6 addresses are reserved for use within private networks and are not routable on the public Internet. Disclosing private IPv6 addresses can provide attackers with insights into the internal network structure and topology. While this information may not directly impact the target, it can aid attackers in reconnaissance and help them better understand the target network’s infrastructure.


To mitigate the risk of disclosing private IPv6 addresses, ensure they are not unintentionally exposed in publicly accessible resources such as web pages, APIs, or error messages. Implement access controls and proper network segmentation to restrict unauthorized access to internal network information.


Last updated on May 13, 2024

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