[Full-disclosure] DNS spoofing issue. Thoughts on potential exploits
Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Sun Jul 27 06:21:48 BST 2008
> > What is always required is a machine where the user has the ability to write
> > packets to the network with any IP. This usually means super user access.
> > It is difficult in most cases to send udp packets with forged IP since
> > routers will not accept them. That is why it is difficult to conduct an
> > attack against a random target.
> Spoofing one's IP is trivial; there is no - NO - source address checking at the m
> ajor transit providers; good thing too, it would break lots of things (it's possi
> ble - and common - to send packets out to a transit provider with a source IP add
> ress that you have *not* announced to them).
> Good ISPs tend to check the source address of single-homed customers; plenty of I
> SPs don't.
Good ISP's will check multi-homed customers as well.
Multi-homed customers should be able to tell you what
prefixes they are using or atleast the enclosing prefixes
their alternate ISP assigns from. No multi-homed customer
should be able to spoof the entire world.
They will also check their NOC and anywhere else that spoofed
traffic shouldn't be coming from.
We all should be checking that we are not emitting spoofed
traffic. It catches configuration errors if nothing else.
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