Secure BIND Template v3.1 released

Mike Batchelor mikebat at
Tue Dec 4 19:01:14 UTC 2001

An attacker can easily convince a client with access to the trusted view to 
perform queries on its behalf, in countless ways.  He can send the trusted 
client a trojan to install Backorifice.  Or he can simply send him an email 
and convince the trusted client to reply.  Or send him a link. Or put his 
link in a website the client is likely to visit.

So I am not quite sure what the trusted view protects against.  Anyone can 
still get a malicious recursive query to the internal view if they really 
want to.

--On Friday, November 30, 2001 11:18 AM -0600 Rob Thomas <robt at> 

> Hi, all.
> Hopefully this is reasonably on topic.  :)  I have made version 3.1 of
> the Secure BIND Template available here:
> It has been reviewed by minds greater than mine.  The mistakes are all
> my own.  :)  Comments and feedback are always welcome!  Be the first in
> your netblock to join the CREDITS section.  :)
> Thanks,
> Rob.
> --
> Rob Thomas
> ASSERT(coffee != empty);

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