Test DNS Servers Against Known Security Flaw
Posted on 07.15.2008
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DNSstuff.com today announced DNS Vulnerability Check, a tool that verifies whether DNS servers are vulnerable to the critical
DNS flaw. This flaw allows attackers to poison a DNS server cache by injecting it
with forged data -- making it such a significant flaw that the government's
cyber security arm, and 80 vendors including Nominum, Microsoft and Cisco,
coordinated together to issue a patch. The tool is free and will be available tomorrow at www.dnsstuff.com.
"This particular DNS attack is without a doubt the most dangerous
discovered in the DNS to date," said Paul Mockapetris, Inventor of DNS. "It is
imperative that IT managers for organizations Worldwide update their DNS
software right away. The update on caching servers' perimeters will ensure
optimal performance, and the new tool provided by DNSstuff.com is just what
companies need to stay on top of their DNS, and prevent them from becoming
victims of damaging exploits such as the one discovered by Kaminsky." (regarding Dan Kaminsky, Director of
Penetration Testing for IOActive)
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