This is an unusual situation and a misconfiguration on DNS servers that can be exploited using a simple AAAA DNS query. This causes a localized Denial-of-service situation where users behind a specific resolver will get: Error: Unable to determine IP address from host name www.somevulnerablesite.com The DNS server returned: Name …Read More »
BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) is the most widely used Domain Name System (DNS) software on the Internet. On Unix-like operating systems it is the de facto standard. The software was originally designed at the University of California Berkeley (UCB) in the early 1980s. The name originates as an acronym of Berkeley Internet Name Domain, reflecting the application’s use within UCB. The software consists, most prominently, of the DNS server component, called named, contracted for name daemon. In addition the suite contains various administration tools, and a DNS resolver interface library.