[Full-disclosure] Re DNS spoofing issue discussion
don.bailey at gmail.com
Fri Aug 1 05:02:00 BST 2008
> Apples and oranges. *Attacks* will never go away, but dnssec, if fully
> implemented, would render Dan's attack moot. Unless you've factored 256
> bit RSA keys, in which case you should be making six figures.
Maybe I wasn't being clear, Mr. Paul Schmehl. The static port
vulnerability allows for the effective attack against the xid
name space. So, there are really two attacks here. One is based
on the fact that there are static ports, the other is based on
the small number of bits used. Two problems. Compounded together.
Into one attack.
If there was a weakness in a particular implementation of DNSSEC
that was made more feasible by the fact that people still used
static ports, we would still be having a large hullabaloo about
So, Mr. Paul Schmehl, it is not "apples and oranges". It is simply
a different way of thinking.
And how do you know I don't already make six figures? Don't you
have a Red Hat image to install on a workstation somewhere?
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