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--On Sunday, August 10, 2008 12:25 AM -0400 Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
> On Sat, 09 Aug 2008 20:59:15 BST, n3td3v said:
>> Reports coming out of blog land and onto n3td3v - Google Groups:
>> Emergency DNS Patch Still Vulnerable, Proves Russian Physicist
> *yawn*. It was already *known* that even after patching, the
> vulnerability was still there. All the port-randomization stuff did was
> make it an order of 64K or so harder to exploit. That's why DNSSEC was
> recommended as the *real* fix for this problem.
The Russian scientist's proof was a 10 hour sustained attack involving 130,000 queries and 4-5k spoofed responses per query. Surely even n3td3v would notice more than 520,000,000 dns packets coming in?
As if it wasn't already obvious,
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