Exploit for DNS Cache Poisoning - RELEASED

William Herrin herrin-nanog at dirtside.com
Thu Jul 24 02:34:17 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 9:44 PM, Joe Greco <jgreco at ns.sol.net> wrote:
>> Except this time your reply comes with an additional record
>> containing the IP for www.gmail.com to the one you want to redirect it
>> to.
> Thought that was the normal technique for cache poisoning.  I'm pretty
> sure that at some point, code was added to BIND to actually implement
> this whole bailiwick system, rather than just accepting arbitrary out-
> of-scope data, which it ... used to do (sigh, hi BIND4).


I think that's the beauty of this attack: the data ISN'T out of scope.
The resolver is expecting to receive one or more answers to
00001.gmail.com, one or more authority records (gmail.com NS
www.gmail.com) and additional records providing addresses for the
authority records (www.gmail.com A

Bill Herrin

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