Thursday, July 10, 2008

Patch domain name servers now, says DNS inventor [ComputerWorld]

Stark... but again very encouraging to know that the nature of the flaw hasn't been publicized yet.

Paul Mockapetris, inventor of the Internet's Domain Name System architecture, has some advice for those in any doubt about the seriousness of a weakness in the DNS protocol that was disclosed yesterday: Patch your DNS servers right now.

The vulnerability and the attack it enables are among the most dangerous to have been discovered in the DNS protocol so far, Mockapetris said in an interview with Computerworld Wednesday morning.

Patch domain name servers now, says DNS inventor

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