DNS Attacks

Dennis dennis at justipit.com
Wed Jan 18 06:53:23 CST 2012


I agree with Roland on the firewall placement.  I add that the attack would have likely succeeded to exhaust the servers.  There is alot of recent ddos activity on DNS with what looks like legitimate queries.   You should also look at some DOS/ application level protections; Radware and Arbor top the list.


Leigh Porter <leigh.porter at ukbroadband.com> wrote:

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>On 18 Jan 2012, at 05:06, "toor" <lists at 1337.mx> wrote:
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>> Hi list,
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>> I am wondering if anyone else has seen a large amount of DNS queries
>> coming from various IP ranges in China. I have been trying to find a
>> pattern in the attacks but so far I have come up blank. I am completly
>> guessing these are possibly DNS amplification attacks but I am not
>> sure. Usually what I see is this:
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>At various seemingly random times over the past week I have had a DNS which is behind a firewall come under attack. The firewall is significant because the attacks killed the firewall as it is rather under specified (not my idea..).
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>It did originate from Chinese address space and consisted of DNS queries for lots of hosts. There was also a port-scan in the traffic and a SYN attack on a few hosts on the same small subnet as the DNS, a web server and an open SSH port.
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>Leigh Porter
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