large organization nameservers sending icmp packets to dns servers.

Crist Clark Crist.Clark at
Fri Aug 10 23:12:18 UTC 2007

>>> On 8/9/2007 at 10:07 PM, Mark Andrews <Mark_Andrews at> wrote:

> In article <200708100143.l7A1hNSY034263 at> you write:
>>	I suspect that the origin of the myth that DNS/TCP is more
>>	dangerous than DNS/UDP is that the first root expliot of
>>	named was over TCP not UDP.  There were later exploits that
>>	were UDP only which totally busted the myth but it continues
>>	to live.
>>	Mark
> 	Just to make it clear.  This was BIND 4/8 code and the bugs
> 	were addressed in the last millennia.
> 	To date there are no known root exploits for BIND 9.

Because who runs BIND as root anymore?

Crist J. Clark                              
crist.clark at
Globalstar Communications                                (408)

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