I was on vacation last week but saw the thread then about these failed
queries.

Someone had apparently posted on a Fedora forum that seeing the high
level of query cache denied was a sign of people trying the exploit but
someone else here said it wasn't a symptom of the exploit.

However, on returning to my office I too saw a dramatic increase in the
number of these. If they aren't for the exploit does someone know why
they increased?

P.S. I'm already patched for the exploit.

-----Original Message-----
From: bind-users-bounce@isc.org [mailto:bind-users-bounce@isc.org] On
Behalf Of Emery Rudolph
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 12:59 PM
To: Dawn Connelly
Cc: comp-protocols-dns-bind@isc.org
Subject: Re: DNS Exploit Attempts??

Thanks Dawn,
I must have misunderstood the blackhole directive. I thought it was
strictly
for blocking nameserver - nameserver queries as opposed to a client that
points directly at you by making you their primary nameservice.

If this problem flares up again, I will definitely try the option. :-)



On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 12:20 PM, Dawn Connelly
wrote:

> Hehehe, that address is coming from Russia so you can pretty much

assume
> it's badness.
>
> If you don't want to wait for your firewall team for future events

like
> this, you can always blacklist them too.
>
> blackhole { address_match_list };
>
>
> On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 8:55 AM, Terpasaur

wrote:
>
>> Good morning.
>>
>> I upgraded our last resolver this morning to the new P1 code and
>> turned on "rndc querylog". I am seeing a steady stream of these
>> messages with the same IP at a rate of about 100/min.
>>
>> Jul 30 11:50:39 ns2 named[2780]: [ID 873579 daemon.info] security:
>> info: client 194.85.88.199#22941: query (cache) './ANY/IN' denied
>>
>> Is this an example of the cache exploit attempt?
>>
>> I've already spoken with our INET team about blocking the IP at the
>> firewall a couple of days to see if the automated mechanism stops
>> because of denied access, or if it continues regardless.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Emery Rudolph
>> Sr. Systems Analyst
>> Office of Information Technology
>> University of Maryland University College
>> Email: Erudolph@umuc.edu
>>
>>
>>
>>

>

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