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Misconfigured DNS servers vulnerable to domain info leak


Softpedia - (International) The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) released a security statement warning that misconfigured, public-facing domain name system (DNS) servers utilizing Asynchronous Transfer Full Range (AXFR) protocols are vulnerable to system takeovers, redirects to spoofed addresses, and denial-of-service (DoS) attacks from unauthenticated users via DNS zone transfer requests. Research from Alexa revealed that over 72,000 domains and 48,000 nameservers were affected by the issue.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:05