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Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-1999-1379
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:19:22
Published 31 Dec 1999 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



DNS allows remote attackers to use DNS name servers as traffic amplifiers via a UDP DNS query with a spoofed source address, which produces more traffic to the victim than was sent by the attacker.

Vulnerable Systems


  • Dnstools Software Dnstools


AUSCERT - AL-1999.004

BUGTRAQ - 19990810 Possible Denial Of Service using DNS

CIAC - J-063

BUGTRAQ - 19990730 Possible Denial Of Service using DNS

XF - dns-udp-query-dos(7238)

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:24