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DNS vulnerability 'critical'

control of any internet-connected application running on Unix

     

Knowles

2:12 pm on Sep 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Nominum Inc says a recently discovered flaw in the dominant domain name server on the internet is far more serious than originally thought, and could allow crackers to crash or even take control of any internet-connected application running on Unix, Kevin Murphy writes.


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sorry if this has already been covered

tedster

2:37 pm on Sep 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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DRV, a 1U appliance sits beside the DNS cache, inspects DNS messages for signs that they carry the malicious attack. If they do, it logs and blocks them...

The product is available to beta customers now, for $30,000.

Now there's a fix for you!

Knowles

2:38 pm on Sep 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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They said the bug is from the 80's, this just sounds like a get rich scheme to me.

bird

3:00 pm on Sep 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

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VP of product management at Nominum, which has released a product that fixes the problem.

Honi soit qui mal y pense...

The bug in question dates back to the 1980s ... and still remains in most flavors of Unix, though Windows and Linux are unaffected.

Macs are safe as well. Which means that we're talking about a potential danger for roughly 0.35% of all computers out there, most of which already have patches available.

Yup, the urgency of Nominums $30,000.- workaround is really evident! ;)

 

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