IPv6 security tools


The IPv6 protocol is already an old protocol, with its deployment is still growing. The protocol is flexible and extendable, so it can be used for a very long time. This feature-rich support comes at a price of complexity. And when there is complexity, you may expect security issues. Sometimes in the protocol, but often in its implementation. The security tools in this category help to test IPv6 stacks for vulnerabilities or other issues.


IPv6 security tools are typically used for network analysis, network scanning, protocol fuzzing, protocol testing.

Users for these tools include network administrators, pentesters, security professionals.


Popular IPv6 security tools

Chiron (IPv6 security assessment framework)

network analysis, network scanning, network security monitoring

Chiron is a security assessment framework for IPv6. It provides several modules including an IPv6 scanner, IPv6 Local Link, IPv4-to-IPv6 proxy, IPv6 attack module, and IPv6 proxy. These modules help to perform an assessment, like a penetration test.

The tool uses IPv6 extension headers to create a headers chain. This may allow evading security devices like IDS, IPS, and firewalls. Due to the flexibility of the framework, the tool can also be used to perform fuzzing of the I…

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