Vulnerability Note VU#319331
Microsoft Windows DNS Server response validation vulnerability
The Microsoft Windows DNS server contains a response validation vulnerability. If successfully exploited, this vulnerability may allow an attacker to poison the affected DNS server's cache.
The Domain Name System (DNS) is responsible for translating host names to IP addresses (and vice versa) and is critical for the normal operation of internet-connected systems.
Per Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-008:
An attacker may be able to insert arbitrary values in the DNS cache. An attacker with the ability to conduct a successful attack can cause a nameserver's clients to contact the incorrect, and possibly malicious, hosts for particular services. Consequently, web traffic, email, and other important network data can be redirected to systems under the attacker's control.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||10 Mar 2009|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
Information from Microsoft Security Bulletin MS09-008 was used in this report. Microsoft credits Kevin Day and Dave Dagon for providing assistance with this issue.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2009-0234
- Date Public: 10 Mar 2009
- Date First Published: 10 Mar 2009
- Date Last Updated: 17 Mar 2009
- Severity Metric: 10.13
- Document Revision: 21
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