Got a Mac? Patch for DNS

On July 31, 2008, in Security, by
CVE-ID:  CVE-2008-1447
Available for:  Mac OS X v10.4.11, Mac OS X Server v10.4.11,
Mac OS X v10.5.4, Mac OS X Server v10.5.4
Impact:  BIND is susceptible to DNS cache poisoning and may return
forged information
Description:  The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) server is
distributed with Mac OS X, and is not enabled by default. When
enabled, the BIND server provides translation between host names and
IP addresses. A weakness in the DNS protocol may allow remote
attackers to perform DNS cache poisoning attacks. As a result,
systems that rely on the BIND server for DNS may receive forged
information. This update addresses the issue by implementing source
port randomization to improve resilience against cache poisoning
attacks. For Mac OS X v10.4.11 systems, BIND is updated to version
9.3.5-P1. For Mac OS X v10.5.4 systems, BIND is updated to version
9.4.2-P1. Credit to Dan Kaminsky of IOActive for reporting this
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2 Responses to Got a Mac? Patch for DNS

  1. James_A says:

    Well, by now it’s all over the Internet: the patch DOESN’T work. Neither for 10.4 Tiger (which I have) nor for 10.5 Leopard.