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The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), the organization that develops and maintains the widely used BIND DNS (Domain Name System) software, has patched a publicly disclosed vulnerability that can be used to remotely crash DNS servers running recent releases of BIND 9.
By Lucian Constantin | 06 June, 2013 11:50
A flaw in the widely used BIND DNS (Domain Name System) software can be exploited by remote attackers to crash DNS servers and affect the operation of other programs running on the same machines.
By Lucian Constantin | 29 March, 2013 17:12
Security roundup for week ending Nov. 18: Facebook, Norway oil-industry cyberattacks, and why virtualization and mobile devices mean security stress
Last week's flood of pornographic and violent images that hit Facebook was a coordinated spam attack that caught the attention of the world. But less remarked-upon and perhaps more sinister was what may have been a denial-of-service attack on many organizations' DNS servers, based on an exploit of the BIND 9 protocol, temporarily knocking their networks offline. The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), which maintains several software products essential for Internet infrastructure, released a patch that's something of an interim fix for this and said it would conduct an investigation. This kind of attack -- which incapacitates entire networks, as it did in this case -- is truly worrisome.
By Ellen Messmer | 19 November, 2011 05:36
The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), an organization that maintains several software products critical for Internet infrastructure, has released a patch for an actively exploited denial-of-service vulnerability in the widely used BIND DNS server.
By Lucian Constantin | 18 November, 2011 01:31
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