Black Ops 2008 Ñ Itís The End Of The Cache As We Know It presented at BlueHat 2008

by Dan Kaminsky (IOActive),

Tags: Security

Summary : DNS is at the heart of every networkówhen a Web site is browsed, DNS says where the site is, and when an e-mail is sent, DNS says where to. The answer provided by DNS is usually correct, but not always. Six months ago, it became clear that there was an ancient design flaw, present in the original 1983 specification for DNS, that would allow attackers to insert their own addresses for DNS names. An industry-wide bug hunt commenced, culminating in a simultaneous release date of patches for virtually all platforms. The presenters will talk about the issue, and about how a partnership between industry competitors and researchers helped protect all Web users.