ISC BIND 9 resolver contains a vulnerability that could allow a attacker to keep a domain name in the cache even after it has been deleted from registration.
According to ISC:
ISC has been notified by Haixin Duan (a professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing China, who is currently visiting the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) at the University of California, Berkeley) about a DNS resolver vulnerability. This vulnerability allows a miscreant to keep a domain name in the cache even after it has been deleted from registration. ISC is evaluating the risk of this vulnerability, but the published paper shows how this was done live across the Internet. It lists several DNS implementations and open resolver deployments as vulnerable.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker can cause the BIND 9 resolver to keep a domain name in the cache even after it has been deleted from registration.
We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem.
Internet Systems Consortium
The Internet Systems Consortium thanks the following people for reporting this vulnerability: Jian Jiang, Network Research Center, Tsinghua University Haixin Duan, Network Research Center, Tsinghua University Jianping Wu, Network Research Center, Tsinghua University Kang Li, Department of Computer Science, University of Georgia Jun Li, University of Oregon Carlos III University of Madrid, Institute IMDEA Networks Jinjin Liang, Network Research Center Tsinghua University Nicholas Weaver, International Computer Science Institute (ICSI)
This document was written by Michael Orlando.
|Date First Published:||2012-02-08|
|Date Last Updated:||2012-07-23 21:07 UTC|